Bible Names N-Z : Zimran


Zimran in Wikipedia Zimran (Hebrew: זִמְרָן ; "vine dresser; celebrated; song;"), also known as Zambran.[1] was according to the Hebrew Bible the first son of Abraham, the patriarch of the Israelites, and Keturah whom he wed after the death of Sarah.[2][3] Zimran had five other brothers, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.[4] Josephus tells us that "Abraham contrived to settle them in colonies; and they took possession of Troglodytis[5] and the country of Happy Arabia, as far as it reaches to the Red Sea."[6] Abraham, in all probability, tried to keep them apart from Isaac to avoid conflict while fulfilling God's commission to spread out and inhabit the globe.[7][8][9] For such reasons Zimran has also been tentatively identified by some with the Arabian town of Zabran, between Meeca and Medina.[10] According to the Book of Jasher, the children of Zimran were Abihen, Molich and Narim.