a king of Israel
He is a 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