Zimri

   1) (fl. ?13th cent BCE)
   Israelite, head of a clan of the tribe of Simeon. He consorted with a Midianite woman, and with her was stabbed by Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron. This act ended a plague which had been visited on the Israelites for commiting harlotry with Midianite women and worshipping Baal Peor (Numbers 25).
   2) (fl. 9th cent, BCE)
   King of Israel (855 BCE) A captain of half the chariots of the Israelites, he killed Elah, son of Baasha, when he had reigned for only a short time. After Zimri assumed power he executed all the male relatives and admirers of Baasha (I Kings 16:11). However, he reigned for only seven days. Omri was proclaimed king by his own men and besieged Tirzah the capital city. Zimri set his own palace on fire and died in the blaze, thus evading capture.

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  • ZIMRI — (Heb. זִמְרִי; my strength or protection (is the Deity) ), son of Salu, chieftain of a Simeonite ancestral house (Num. 25:14). The Israelites profaned themselves at Shittim by whoring with the Moabite women and by joining them in sacrifices to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Zimri — était chef de la moitié des chars d Éla, roi d Israël et fils de Baecha, roi d Israël avant lui. Il devint le 5e Roi d’Israël. Son nom signifie « Louable ». Sommaire 1 Récit biblique 2 Notes et références de l article 3 Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ZIMRI — (d. 885/4 B.C.E.), king of Israel. When Baasha s son elah had reigned only a few months, he was slain by Zimri, commander of half of the chariots. Upon taking power, Zimri executed all the males among the relatives and admirers of Baasha (I Kings …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Zimri — may refer to:*Either of two characters in the Bible: **Zimri (prince), the Prince of the Tribe of Simeon during the time of the Israelites were in the desert **Zimri (king), King of Israel after Elah and before Omri *Zimri (nation), a nation… …   Wikipedia

  • Zimri — Quinto rey de Israel. En hebreo (זמרי) transliterado zmry Su historia está recogida en el primer libro de los Reyes 16:9 20 Gobernó en Israel siete días durante el año 885 a.C en Tirsa.[1] Tras haber usurpado el trono matando a su antecesor y a… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zimri —    Praise worthy.    1) A son of Salu, slain by Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, because of his wickedness in bringing a Midianitish woman into his tent (Num. 25:6 15).    2) Murdered Elah at Tirzah, and succeeded him on the throne of Israel (1… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Zimri-Lim — war von 1773 bis 1759 v. Chr. (mittl. Chronologie), 1709 bis 1695 v. Chr. (kurze Chronologie), 1677 bis 1663 v. Chr. (ultrakurze Chronologie) letzter König von Mari, zu dessen Herrschaftsbereich in seiner Zeit auch Terqa und große Teile der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zimri-Lim — Zimrî Lîm Tablette de Zimri Lim relatant la fondation d une glacière à Terqa, musée du Louvre Zimri Lim ou Zimrî Lîm, roi de Mari de 1775 à 1761 av. J. C. Origines Bien qu il se déclare fils de l ancien roi de Mari Yahdun Lîm, Zimrî Lî …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zimri (king) — Zimri (Hebrew Name 1|זמרי|Zmri|praiseworthy) was a king of Israel for seven days. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 876 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the date 885 BC. His story is told in 1 Kings , Chapter 16.He was a commander who… …   Wikipedia

  • Zimri (prince) — Zimri was the Prince of the Tribe of Simeon during the time of the Israelites in the desert. At Shittim (Num. 25:6 15) he took part in the Heresy of Peor, taking as a paramour a Midianite woman, Cozbi. Zimri openly defied Moses before the people… …   Wikipedia

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