Omri


Omri
/om"ruy/, n.
a king of Israel and the father of Ahab. I Kings 16:16-28.

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▪ king of Israel
Hebrew  ʿamri 

      (reigned 876–869 or c. 884–c. 872 BC), king of Israel, the father of Ahab.

      Omri is mentioned briefly and unfavourably in the Bible (I Kings 16; Micah 6:16) but is thought by modern scholars to have been one of the most important rulers of the northern kingdom. His name appears frequently in Assyrian inscriptions, and he is known to have conquered Moab, formed an alliance with Tyre, and moved the capital of Israel to Samaria.

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  • OMRI — (Heb. עָמְרִי), king of Israel (c. 882–871 B.C.E., I Kings 16:16–28), contemporary of King Asa of Judah. Omri s father s name is not mentioned in sources. According to II Kings 16:23, Omri reigned over the Kingdom of Israel for 12 years, six of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Omrí — Rey de Israel Omrí en Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum Reinado 876 a. C. 869 a. C. ó 880 a. C. 874 a. C. Falleci …   Wikipedia Español

  • Omri — Omri, hebr. ‏‏עמרי‎‎, († 869[1] oder 874[2] oder 871 v. Chr.[3]) war ein König Israels. Seine Herrschaft wird auf die Jahre 876–869 v. Chr. = 7 Jahre (Albright) oder 885–874 v. Chr. = 11 Jahre (Thiele) oder 882/878–871 v. Chr. = 7 / 11 Jahre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Omri — m Jewish: Hebrew name, possibly derived from an element meaning ‘sheaf of grain’. It is borne in the Bible by a king of Israel who built the city of Samaria, but who also ‘wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord’ (1 Kings 16: 23–8). This has not… …   First names dictionary

  • Omri — (Ambri, Amarinos), Feldhauptmann des israelitischen Königs Ela, wurde nach dessen Ermordung von dem Heere zum König im Reiche Israel ausgerufen, residirte erst noch in Thirza, gründete aber dann als neue Residenz Samaria u. st. nach elfjähriger… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Omri — Omri, König von Israel, 931–919, nach anderer Zeitrechnung 899–875 v. Chr., wurde nach der Ermordung Elas durch Simri vom Heer auf den Thron erhoben, überwand Simri und einen andern Nebenbuhler, Tibni, verlegte die Residenz von Tirza nach… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Omri — (bei Luther Amri), Vater des Ahab, gegenüber Simri, dem Mörder des Königs Ela, zum König von Israel erhoben, verlegte die Residenz nach Samaria (1 Könige 16, 24), drang siegreich gegen Moab vor, war aber den Assyrern tributpflichtig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Omri — Kings of Ancient Israel United Monarchy of Israel Saul • Ish bosheth David • Solomon • Rehoboam Northern Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam I • Nadab Baasha • Elah Zimri Omri • Ahab • …   Wikipedia

  • Omri — Cet article concerne le roi d Israël. Pour la décoration italienne, voir Ordre du Mérite de la République italienne. L inscription « Omri roi d Israël » telle qu elle apparaît sur la stèle de Mesha …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Omri — Proclaimed king of Israel after a coup in 885 BCE (1 Kgs. 16:15 ff.); he established his capital at Samaria (1 Kgs. 16:24), appropriately for a new dynasty, and Assyrian inscriptions long regarded Israel as ‘Omri s country’. Omri was astute in… …   Dictionary of the Bible


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