Introduction to 1 Kings Chapter 16

This chapter contains a prophecy of the ruin of the family of Baasha, and an account of his death, 1 Kings 16:1, and of his son's reigning in his stead two years, who was slain by Zimri one of his captains, 1 Kings 16:8, and who reigned but seven days, 1 Kings 16:15, and the people being divided between Tibni and Omri, the party for the latter prevailed, and he was made king, and reigned twelve years, 1 Kings 16:21, and was succeeded by his son Ahab, a very wicked prince, 1 Kings 16:29, and the chapter is concluded with the rebuilding of Jericho, 1 Kings 16:34.