Hebrew: זִמְרִי —transliteration: Zimriy —meaning: praise-worthy
This is the name of 4 biblical men.
Prince Zimri, a son of Salu
This prince of the Tribe of Simeon was slain by Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, because of his wickedness in bringing a Midianite woman into the camp and to his tent for sex (Numbers 25:6-15). Her name is Cozbi. This sin was in open defiance against Moses and in sight of those gathered at the Tabernacle.
Phinehas is a grandon of Aaron.
This treasonous soldier murdered King Elah at Tirzah, and took the throne of Israel for himself (1 Kings 16:8-10).
Zimri was the former commander of half of Elah’s chariots. Upon becoming king, Zimri destroyed all the household of King Baasha.
Zimri reigned as king only 7 days, for Omri, whom the army elected as king, laid siege to Tirzah, whereupon Zimri set fire to the palace, committing suicide by perishing amid its ruins (1 Kings 6:11-20).
Omri succeeded him on the throne only after 4 years of fierce war with Tibni, another claimant to the throne.
Zimri (Zabdi), a son of Zerah
1 Chronicles 2:6
Zimri is a grandson of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:3-4).
Zimri, son of Jehoaddah (Jarah)
This Benjamite is the father of Moza.
His brothers are Alemeth and Azmaveth.
1 Chronicles 8:36; 1 Chronicles 9:42
Article Version: July 17, 2019