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TIBNI (Heb. תִּבְנִי, "man of shredded straw"), *Omri's rival, son of Ginath. He reigned over part of Israel for four years, from the suicide of *Zimri in the 27th year of King Asa of Judah until the accession of Omri in the 31st year of Asa of Judah (c. 873 b.c.e.). Eventually the supporters of Omri prevailed, Tibni died, and Omri's rule was unchallenged (i Kings 16:21–22).

[Mayer Irwin Gruber]

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