Tib'ni (Heb. Tibni', תַּבנַי, perhaps intelligent; Sept. θαμνί ; Josephus, θαβναῖος, Ant. 8:12, 5; Vulg. Thebni), the sixth king of Israel, B.C. 926- 922. After Zimri had burned 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 (comp. ver. 15, 23); but the only record of it is given in the few words of the historian: "The people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath; so Tibii died, and Omiri reigned." The Sept. adds that Tibni was bravely seconded by his brother Joram. But Josephlus knows nothing of this apocryphal addition. SEE ISRAEL, KINGDOM OF.

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