An unsuccessful competitor with Omri the general, for the throne of Israel, during three years after the death of Elah, 1Ki 16:18-23.
building of Jehovah, the son of Ginath, a man of some position, whom a considerable number of the people chose as monarch. For the period of four years he contended for the throne with Omri (1Ki 16:21-22), who at length gained the mastery, and became sole monarch of Israel.
Son of Ginath. After Zimri had burned himself to death half the people followed Tibni, half Omri. The contest lasted four years (1Ki 16:18,21-22), and issued in the death of Tibni and in Omri's accession. The men of Tirzah which Omri besieged probably promoted the cause of Tibni. The Septuagint say Joram his brother helped his cause.
Son of Ginath: he aspired to be king of Israel as the successor of Zimri, but was slain by the followers of his rival Omri after a contest of four years. 1Ki 16:21-22.
(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.
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 (comp.)
(B.C. 926-922.), when-Tibni died.