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Menahem

Meaning: comforter

a king of Israel

King Menahem
King Menahem

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