Zimran

Zimran [N] [H] [S]

vine-dressers; celebrated, one of the sons of Abraham by Keturah ( Genesis 25:2 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zimran". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Zimran [N] [E] [S]

song; singer; vine
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Zimran'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Zimran [N] [E] [H]

(celebrated ), the eldest son of Keturah. ( Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ) His descendants are not mentioned, nor is any hint given that he was the founder of a tribe. (B.C. 1855.)


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

ZIMRAN

zim'-ran (zimran, from zemer, "wild sheep" or "wild goat," the ending -an being gentilic; Skinner, Genesis, 350):

Son of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2; 1 Chronicles 1:32). The various manuscripts of the Septuagint give the name in different forms, e.g. in Ge A, Zebran; Codex Sinaiticus Zemran; Codex Alexandrinus(1) Zembram; D(sil) Zombran; and Lucian Zemran; in Chronicles, Codex Vaticanus has Zembran, Codex Alexandrinus Zemran, Lucian Zemran (compare Brooke and McLean's edition of the Septuagint for Genesis).

Hence, some have connected the name with Zabram of Ptol. vi.7,5, West of Mecca; others with the Zamareni of Pliny (Ant. vi.158) in the interior of Arabia; but according to Skinner and E. Meyer (see Gunkel, Gen3, 261) these would be too far south. Curtis (Chronicles, 72) says the name is probably to be identified with the "Zimri" of Jeremiah 25:25. It would then be the name of a clan, with the mountain sheep or goat as its totem.

See TOTEMISM.

David Francis Roberts


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