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Menahem

Meaning: comforter

a king of Israel

King Menahem
King Menahem

He was the son of Gadi, and successor of Shallum, king of Israel, who he killed. His reign was one of cruelty and oppression (2 Kings 15:14-22).

During his reign, King Pul of Assyria came with a powerful force against Israel, but was induced to withdraw by a gift from Menahem of 1,000 talents of silver.

After a reign of about 10 years (B.C. 771-760), King Menahem died, leaving the throne to his son Pekahiah.

Article Version: August 30, 2017