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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mid´i - an - ı̄t - ish , ( המּדינית , ha - midhyānı̄th , "the Midianitess"): The designation given to the daughter of Zur, Cozbi, whom Zimri the son of Salu brought into the camp of Israel ( Numbers 25:6-18 ). Both were of noble parentage (Numbers 25:14 , Numbers 25:15 ). The majority of the people strongly resented this act of profanation (Numbers 25:6 ). A pestilence was raging in the camp, and Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, in an outburst of zeal pursued the two delinquents and slew them by a spear-thrust through their bodies (Numbers 25:8 ). He obtained as a reward the immediate staying of the plague and the promise of perpetual priesthood to his family (Numbers 25:8 , Numbers 25:13 ).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Midianitish Woman'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/m/midianitish-woman.html. 1915.