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Menahem

(mĕn`əhĕm), d. c.737 B.C., king of Israel (c.749–c.737 B.C.). He was governor of Tirzah and murdered Shallum for the throne of Samaria. Menahem was made a tributary by Tiglathpileser III of Assyria, who helped him to gain his throne. The book of Kings represents him unfavorably. His son, Pekahiah, succeeded him.

Menahem

pays off Assyrian king to avoid Israel. [O.T.: II Kings 15:20]
See: Bribery

Menahem

murders Shallum and enthrones himself. [O.T.: II Kings 15:14]
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