Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 16:16

The people who were camped heard it said, "Zimri has conspired and has also struck down the king." Therefore all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Armies;   Captain;   Omri;   Zimri;   Thompson Chain Reference - Captains;   Israel;   Israel-The Jews;   Kings of Israel;   Omri;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Tents;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Omri;   Zimri;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Palestine;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Omri;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Samaria;   Zimri;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Archaeology and Biblical Study;   Gibbethon;   Omri;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Gibbethon;   Kings, Books of;   Omri (1);   Zimri (1);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Omri ;   Tirzah ;   Zimri ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nimshi;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Omri;   Zimri;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Tib'ni;   Zim'ri;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Omri;   Siege;   Zimri (1);   Zimri (2);  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

All Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king - This passage of history recalls the favorite practice of the Roman armies under the Empire, which, when they heard of the assassination of an emperor at Rome, were accustomed to invest their own commander with the purple.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-16.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king,.... Tidings came to the army of what he had done, which was displeasing to them:

wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp; that is, all Israel that were in the army proclaimed Omri, their general, king; just as the Roman army declared Vespasian, their general, emperor of Rome, and as several of the emperors were chosen.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:16 And the people [that were] encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.

Ver. 16. King over Israel that day.] For a matter of such consequence admitted not of any delays: -

Semper nocuit differre paratis.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

16.And the people’ all Israel — Meaning all the men of Israel who were then present with Omri. Here it is equivalent to the army encamped before Gibbethon.

Made Omri’ king — The people preferred the captain of the host to the captain of the chariots.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-16.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

All Israel, that was in the army, while others took part with Zambri. (Worthington)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-16.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(16) Made Omri . . . king.—This exaltation of Omri, as a matter of course, shows how entirely the kingdom of Israel had become the prize of the sword. By a curious coincidence (see 1 Kings 15:27) the dynasty of Baasha had been founded in the camp before the same city of Gibbethon. Zimri’s conspiracy appears to have been hastily planned, with no provision of adequate means of support; for Tirzah is taken at once.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-16.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.
Omri
30; 2 Kings 8:26; 2 Chronicles 22:2; Micah 6:16
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:14 - conspired;  1 Chronicles 2:6 - Zimri

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.