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 Kings 16:8-10). He reigned only seven days, for Omri, whom the army elected as king, laid siege to Tirzah, whereupon Zimri set fire to the palace and perished amid its ruins (11-20). Omri succeeded to the throne only after four years of fierce war with Tibni, another claimant to the throne.
In the first rank of these did zimri stand: A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome.
I know no one of the nation who holds his head higher than I do here, and they call me zimri.'
We have a curious illustration of the magnificent suicide of Sardanapalus in the history of zimri, king of Israel.
I doubt that,' said Rabbi zimri, 'or why should he be called king?'
And with that, Onan and zimri turned and walked away in the other direction, never to be seen by me again, in this age.
Through that sea of blood zimri only succeeded in wading to one week's royalty, followed by a shameful and agonising death.
And all the kings of zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media.
Ewald elaborates out of his own consciousness an extraordinary romance about zimri and the queen-mother.
zimri said nothing, for he can say nothing, but he did nod his head in the affirmative.
The army preferred their general Omri, and marching upon zimri at Tirzah burnt the palace over his head.