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Zur

ZUR zûr (צ֑וּר, meaning rock) refers to two different people mentioned in the [[Old Testament]]: A [[Midianite]] leader, father of the woman [[Cozbi]] who married an [[Israel|Israelite]] named [[Zimri]], of the house of [[Simeon]] during the period of [[wilderness]] wandering (Num 25:15; 31:8; Josh 13:21) when some of the Israelites became involved in the [[worship]] of [[Moab]]. [[Phinehas]] the [[grandson]] of [[Aaron]] slew the guilty parties (Num 25:11). Zur met his death in a campaign between Israel and five Midianite princes (Josh 13:21). This may have been during the battles against [[Sihon]] and the [[Amorites]]. A [[Benjaminite]] who lived in [[Gibeon]] (1 Chron 8:30; 9:36). He was the son of [[Jehiel]] and the brother of [[Kish]], [[Saul]]’s father (1 Chron 9:35, 36, 39). Bibliography and Further Reading M. Noth, Die israelitischen Personennamen (1928) 37, 156.