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
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 (1 Kings 16:11-20)
Omri succeeded to the throne only after four years of fierce war
with Tibni, another claimant to the throne.