His servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now Elah was in Tirzah drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza who was Over the House in Tirzah, Bible see other translations

“Over the House.” “Over the House” was the title of the palace administrator (see commentary on 1 Kings 4:6).

“who was Over the House in Tirzah.” “The House” was the palace in the capital city of Tirzah, and so Arza had the title of palace manager; “Over the House.” Like the “Chief of Staff” (cp. 1 Kings 4:6).

Commentary for: 1 Kings 16:9