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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Omri

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Omri (ŏm'rî), pupil of Jehovah. 1. 1 Kings 16:16. A general of the Israelitish army, who was made king during the siege of Gibbethon. The army had heard that Zimri had assassinated Elah the king, and had usurped the throne; instantly the siege was raised, they forthwith marched to Tirzah, where Zimri resided, and captured it. The Israelites were then divided into two parties, one of which had made Tibni king; but after a struggle of about six years, Omri prevailed, and took the throne, which he disgraced, from 928-917 b.c. Omri, who is called on an Assyrian monument Khumri, founded Samaria, which thenceforth became the capital of the ten tribes. 1 Kings 16:16-30; Micah 6:16. 2. A descendant of Benjamin. 1 Chronicles 7:8. 3. A descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 9:4. 4. A descendant of Issachar. 1 Chronicles 27:18.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Omri'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/o/omri.html. 1893.

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