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 (1 Kings 16:21, 22), who at length gained the mastery, and became sole monarch of Israel.
A fresh rival immediately appeared, the otherwise unknown tibni, son of Ginath.
Omri's claim to the throne was disputed by a rival named tibni.
One part of the population of the capital had chosen another king, tibni, the son of Ginath; he was probably a native of the city.
Omri: this prince, at the beginning of his reign, had a rival to the throne in tibni, d. 925.
They chose as their king a certain tibni, son of Ginath, who was supported by a powerful brother named Joram.
At the end of that time tibni and Joram were conquered and killed, and Omri began his sole reign, which lasted eight years longer.
Omri gradually gained the upper hand, till tibni's death decided the matter in his favour.