Carmi

Carmi [N] [H] [S]

vine-dresser.

  • The last named of the four sons of Reuben ( Genesis 46:9 ).

  • A descendant of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:1 ). He is elsewhere ( 2:18 ) called Caleb (q.v.).

  • The son of Zimri, and the father of Achan ( Joshua 7:1 ), "the troubler of Israel."

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Carmi". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Carmi [N] [E] [S]

    my vineyard; lamb of the waters
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Carmi'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Carmi [N] [E] [H]

    (vine dresser ).

    1. The fourth son of Reuben, the progenitor of the family of the Carmites. ( Genesis 46:9 ; Exodus 6:14 ; Numbers 26:6 ; 1 Chronicles 5:3 )
    2. A man of the tribe of Judah, father of Achan, the "troubler of Israel." ( Joshua 7:1 Joshua 7:18 ; 1 Chronicles 2:7 ; 4:1 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Carmi'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    CARMI

    kar'-mi (karmi, "fruitful," "noble"): (1) A son of Reuben who came to Egypt with Jacob (Genesis 46:9; Exodus 6:14; 1 Chronicles 5:3). Also the name of a family of which Carmi was the head (Numbers 26:6).

    (2) A Judahite (1 Chronicles 2:7), son of Zabdi, according to Joshua 7:1, and father of Achan, who is given the name of "Achar" in 1 Chronicles 2:7. This last form "Achar" is preferred to the usual "Achan" in order to bring out the play on the Hebrew word for "troubler." The Hebrew runs `akhar `okher yisra'el, "Achar, the troubler of Israel." As regards the phrase "the sons of Carmi" (1 Chronicles 2:7), Carmi is probably to be taken as the son of Zimri (= Zabdi, Joshua 7:1). The Targum, however, has "Carmi who is Zimri." The Septuagint identifies Zimri and Zabdi.

    (3) In 1 Chronicles 4:1, Carmi, elsewhere called son of Zabdi or Zimri, is made son of Judah; but Wellhausen correctly changes "Carmi" to "Chelubai" (compare 1 Chronicles 2:9).

    Horace J. Wolf


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CARMI'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.