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 25:13
 25:14
 25:15
25:14 The name of the man who was killed along with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, a prince of the Simeonite paternal line.
Veshem ish Yisra'el hamukeh asher hukah et-haMidyanit Zimri ben-Salu nesi veyt-av la-Shim'oni.
25:15 The name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Kazbi, the daughter of Tzur, governor of a paternal line in Midian.
Veshem ha'ishah hamukah haMidyanit Kozbi vat-Tsur rosh umot beyt-av beMidyan hu.



Commentary:

Zimri son of Salu
  The Talmud identifies him with Shelumiel son of Tzuri-Shaddai in 1:6 (Sanhedrin 82b). He was head of the Saulite family in the tribe of Simeon (26:13; Sanhedrin ibid.; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah on Genesis 46:10).

Simeonite
  See note on Numbers 26:14.

Kazbi
  Or Kozbi. Talmudic sources state that her name was also Sh'vilani (Sanhedrin 82b), Shelonai (Targum Yonathan) or Shulani (Arukh).

Tzur
  a king of Midian; see Numbers 31:8, Joshua 13:21 (Lekach Tov). There is a Midrashic teaching that Kazbi was a daughter of Balak (Numbers 22:2; Targum Yonathan; BeMidbar Rabbah 20:24; Midrash Aggadah on 25:6). Some say that Kazbi was a grand-daughter of Tzur on her mother's side (cf. Tzafanath Paneach). It is also possible that Balak was her maternal grandfather.

governor
  Literally, 'head of nations.'





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