zik'-ri (zikhri, meaning uncertain):

(1) Levites:

(a) grandson of Kohath (Exodus 6:21, where some the King James Version editions read wrongly, "Zithri");

(b) an Asaphite (1 Chronicles 9:15), called "Zabdi" in Nehemiah 11:17, where the Septuagint's Codex Alexandrinus has Zechri = Zichri, but the Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus other names; see ZABDI, (4);

(c) a descendant of Eliezer (1 Chronicles 26:25).

(2) Benjamites:

(a) 1 Chronicles 8:19;

(b) 1 Chronicles 8:23;

(c) 1 Chronicles 8:27;

(d) Nehemiah 11:9.

(3) Father of Eliezer, who was one of David's tribal princes (1 Chronicles 27:16).

(4) Father of Amasiah, "who willingly offered himself unto Yahweh" (2 Chronicles 17:16).

(5) Father of Elishaphat, a captain in Jehoiada's time (2 Chronicles 23:1).

(6) "A mighty man of Ephraim," who when fighting under Pekah slew the son of Ahaz, the king of Judah (2 Chronicles 28:7).

(7) A priest in the days of Joiakim (Nehemiah 12:17); the section, Nehemiah 12:14-21, is omitted by the Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus with the exception of "of Maluchi" (12:14); Lucian has Zacharias.

David Francis Roberts

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