Because of their idolatry and because they led Israel into sin, Baasha and his son Elah had aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel.
Everything else that Elah did is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Israel.]
In the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, Zimri ruled in Tirzah over Israel for seven days. The Israelite troops were besieging the city of Gibbethon in Philistia,
and when they heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and assassinated him, then and there they all proclaimed their commander Omri king of Israel.
Omri and his troops left Gibbethon and went and besieged Tirzah.
When Zimri saw that the city had fallen, he went into the palace's inner fortress, set the palace on fire, and died in the flames.
This happened because of his sins against the Lord. Like his predecessor Jeroboam, he displeased the Lord by his own sins and by leading Israel into sin.
Everything else that Zimri did, including the account of his conspiracy, is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Israel.]
The people of Israel were divided: some of them wanted to make Tibni son of Ginath king, and the others were in favor of Omri.
In the end, those in favor of Omri won out; Tibni died and Omri became king.
So in the thirty-first year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, Omri became king of Israel, and he ruled for twelve years. The first six years he ruled in Tirzah,