COZBI (kŏz'bī). A Midianite woman killed by Phinehas, Aaron’s grandson, because through her the plague had come on Israel in the wilderness (
COZBI kŏz’ bĭ, כָּזְבִּ֣י, Akkad. kuzbu, “voluptuousness.” This woman was the daughter of Zur, one of the chiefs of the Midianites, a group of camel-riding nomads who poured into Pal. during the Judges period and seriously disrupted the Israelite economy. Cozbi was slain with her Israelite husband (
M. Noth, Die israelitischen Personennamen (1928), 37, 156.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A Midianite woman, distinguished as the daughter of Zur, "head of the people of a fathers’ house in Midian." She was slain by Phinehas at Shittim in company with "Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers’ house among the Simeonites" (