Zimmah

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Zimmah ” means purpose

  1. A Gershonite Levite, son of Jahath. (1 Chronicles 6:20) (B.C. after 1706.)
  2. Another Gershonite, son of Shimei, (1 Chronicles 6:42) possibly the same as the preceding.
  3. Father of ancestor of Joab, a Gershonite in the reign of Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 29:12) (B.C. before 726.) At a much earlier period we find the same collocation of names, Zimmah and Joah as father and son. (1 Chronicles 6:20)
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