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Omri (descendant of Benjamin)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
OMRI (PERSON) [Heb ʿomrı̂ (עָמְרִי)]. The origin of the name Omri is disputed, as is its meaning. Probably it is an abbreviated form of the longer “Omriyahu,” following the same pattern as the name Zimri = Zimriyahu = “Yahweh is (my) protection.” However, while the first element in the name Zimri [yahu]
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Omri. 1. King of Israel who first appears in Scripture as general of the army during the reign of Elah, king of Israel. In 885 bc. Elah sent Omri to besiege the Philistine fortress of Gibbethon. During the siege Zimri, another military leader, launched a coup against Elah, killed him, and immediately
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Omri om̀rī, om̀rē [Heb ʿomrî; Gk Ambri; similar names in Arabic, indicate that it derives from a triliteral root ʿmr—‘thrive,’ ‘live long’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
OMRI1. King of Israel who first appears in Scripture as general of the army during the reign of Elah, king of Israel. In 885 bc Elah sent Omri to besiege the Philistine fortress of Gibbethon. During the siege, Zimri, another military leader, launched a coup against Elah, killed him, and immediately
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
OMRI (Heb. ‘omrî). 1. An officer from Issachar during David’s reign (1 Ch. 27:18). 2. Sixth king of the N kingdom of Israel and founder of a new dynasty after the death of *Elah. During the period of anarchy following the death of *Baashah, the army, besieging Gibbethon, proclaimed their leader Omri
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Omri (Heb. ʿomrɩ̂)1. A king of the northern kingdom of Israel. Omri was the founder of a dynasty of Israelite kings (“Omride”) who ruled the northern kingdom during the first half of the 9th century b.c. The account of his rise and reign is found in 1 Kgs. 16:15–28.Establishing a precise chronology
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Om´ri (pupil of Jehovah).1. Originally “captain of the host” to Elah, was afterward himself king of Israel, and founder of the third dynasty. (b.c. 926.) Omri was engaged in the siege of Gibbethon, situated in the tribe of Dan, which had been occupied by the Philistines. As soon as the army heard of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
OM´RI (omʹri).1. The seventh king of Israel, originally commander of the armies of Elah king of Israel, and engaged in the siege of Gibbethon when informed of the king’s death and the usurpation of Zimri.Proclaimed king by his army, Omri left Gibbethon and besieged Zimri in Tirzah. In despair Zimri
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Omri—servant of Jehovah. When Elah was murdered by Zimri at Tirzah (1 Kings 16:15–27), Omri, his captain, was made king (B.C. 931). For four years there was continued opposition to his reign, Tibni, another claimant to the throne, leading the opposing party; but at the close of that period all his rivals
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