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1. Commander of the army under Elah, king of Israel. When this king was slain the soldiers made Omri king. He had to overcome first Zimri and then Tibni before he could reign alone: altogether he reigned from B.C. 929 to 918, and was succeeded by his son Ahab. It is recorded of him that "he did worse than all that were before him." 1 Kings 16:16-30 . In Micah 6:16 it is said "the statutes of Omri are kept:" they with "all the works of the house of Ahab," were kept in remembrance for punishment. Omri is mentioned on the 'black obelisk' of Shalmaneser 2 in the British Museum, and on the Moabite Stone. See MOAB.

2. Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin. 1 Chronicles 7:8 .

3. Son of Imri, a descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 9:4 .

4. Son of Michael, and a ruler of Issachar. 1 Chronicles 27:18 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Omri'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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