In the thirty-first year of Judah's King Asa, Omri became king over Israel; [he reigned] 12 years. He reigned six years in Tirzah,
then he bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for 150 pounds of silver,a and he built up the hill. He named the city he built Samariab based on the name Shemer, the owner of the hill.
Omri did what was evil in the Lord's sight; he did more evil than all who were before him.
He followed the example of Jeroboam son of Nebat and the sins he caused Israel to commit, provoking the Lord God of Israel with their worthless idols.
The rest of the events of Omri's [reign], along with his accomplishments and the might he exercised, are written about in the Historical Record of Israel's Kings.
Omri rested with his fathers and was buried in Samaria. His son Ahab became king in his place.
Ahab son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Judah's King Asa; Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria 22 years.
But Ahab son of Omri did what was evil in the Lord's sight more than all who were before him.
Then, as if following the sin of Jeroboam son of Nebat were a trivial matter, he married Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and then proceeded to serve Baal and worship him.
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he had built in Samaria.