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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #2174 - זִמְרִי

Word Origin:
from (02167);
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Zimri = “my music”

1) the son of Salu, a Simeonite chieftain, slain by Phinehas with the Midianitish princess Cozbi

2) 5th king of the northern kingdom, murderer of the king, Elah, who reigned for 7 days before he killed himself by setting the palace on fire and was replaced by the general of the army, Omri

3) one of the five sons of Zerah and grandson of Judah

4) son of Jehoadah and descendant of Saul

5) an obscure name mentioned in connection with ‘the mingled people’ in Jeremiah; may be same as ‘Zimran’

Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (15)NAS (15)HCS (15)
1 Kings7
2 Kings1
1 Chronicles3
1 Kings7
2 Kings1
1 Chronicles3
1 Kings7
2 Kings1
1 Chronicles5
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ I. זִמְרִי proper name, masculineᵐ5 Ζαμβρ(ε)ι

1 a Simeonite Numbers 25:14 (P).

2 grandson of Judah 2 Chronicles 2:6 (app. = זַבְדִּי Joshua 7:1q. v.)

3 king of Israel before Omri 1 Kings 16:9,10,12,15,16,18,20; 2 Kings 9:31.

4 a Benjamite 1 Chronicles 8:36 (twice in verse) = 1 Chronicles 9:42 (twice in verse).

II. זִמְרִי proper name, of a people or

patr., only ׳מַלְכֵי ז Jeremiah 25:25 (+ מלכי עֵילָם and מלכי מָדָ֑י); = Σεμβρῖται in Ethiopia (Strabo xvii, i. 786) ? compare Gf; omitted by ᵐ5; interpolation according to Kue Gie.


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Gesenius Definition

זִמְרִי masc. (“celebrated in song,” ἀοίδιμος, “celebrated”), [Zimri], pr.n.

(1) of a king of Israel, who slew Elah and succeeded him, B. C. 930. 1 Kings 16:9, 10 1 Kings 16:10; 2 Kings 9:31. Gr. Ζαμβρί.

(2) of the captain of the Simeonites, 25:14.

(3)  1 Chronicles 2:6.

(4)  1 Chronicles 8:36, 9:42.

(5) it seems also to be a patronymic from זִמְרָן for זִמְרָנִי. Jeremiah 25:25.

זִמְרָן (id.), [Zimran], pr.n. of a son of Abraham, and Keturah, and of an Arabian nation sprung from him, Genesis 25:2; 1 Chronicles 1:32. Perhaps Zabram, a regal city according to Ptolemy between Mecca and Medinah is to be compared with this. Compare זִמְרִי No. 5.

List of Word Forms
וְזִמְרִ֖י וזמרי זִ֠מְרִי זִמְרִ֑י זִמְרִ֔י זִמְרִ֖י זִמְרִ֗י זִמְרִ֛י זִמְרִי֙ זמרי vezimRi wə·zim·rî wəzimrî zim·rî zimRi zimrî

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