Smith's Bible Dictionary


Tib'ni. (intelligent). After Zimri had burnt himself in his palace, there was a division in the northern kingdom, half of the people following Tibni, the son of Ginath, and half following Omri. 1Ki_16:21-22. Omri was the choice of the army; Tibni was, probably, put forward by the people of Tirzah, which was, then, besieged by Omri and his host. The struggle between the contending factions lasted four years, compare 1Ki_16:16; 1Ki_16:23, (B.C. 926-922), when-Tibni died.


Taken from: Smith's Bible Dictionary by Dr. William Smith (1884)