ZIMRI

ZIMRI
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 16:11), thus fulfilling the words of the prophet Jehu (I Kings 16:11–14). However, Zimri reigned only seven days, for omri , who was in command of the force that was laying siege to the Philistine town of Gibbethon, was proclaimed king by his men. He marched with them to tirzah , the royal residence of those days, which he captured without much difficulty. Before Omri reached the citadel in which the royal palace was situated, Zimri set fire to the palace over himself (I Kings 16:8–18). Though his reign was short, Zimri became a symbol of the slave who turns against his master. A generation later, when jehu assassinated jehoram , the last king of the House of Omri, the dowager queen jezebel mockingly addressed him as "Zimri, slayer of his master" (II Kings 9:30–31). -BIBLIOGRAPHY: EM, 2 (1954), 932–3, incl. bibl. (Gershon Bacon)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • 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 —    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 …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • 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-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

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