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Shallum(shăl`əm), in the Bible. 1 King of Israel for a month. He killed King ZachariahZachariah
[Heb.,=Zechariah], in the Bible, king of Israel, son and successor of Jeroboam II. After ruling six months he was murdered by Shallum, who seized the throne.
..... Click the link for more information. for the throne and was himself killed by MenahemMenahem
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information. . 2 King of Judah: see JehoahazJehoahaz
. 1 In Second Kings, king of Israel (c.821–805 B.C.), son and successor of Jehu. He presided over an era of severe reduction of territory and prestige for the northern kingdom.
..... Click the link for more information. (2.) 3 In 1 Kings, husband of Huldah. 4 In 1 Chronicles, chief of a family of porters; called Meshullam in Nehemiah. 5 See MeshelemiahMeshelemiah
, in the Bible, gatekeeper. Alternate forms are Shallum, Shelemiah. amd Meshullam.
..... Click the link for more information. . 6 In Nehemiah, ruler of part of Jerusalem. 7 In 1 Chronicles and Ezra, priest; also called Meshullam in 1 Chronicles and Nehemiah. 8 See ShillemShillem
, in the Bible, son of Naphtali. An alternate form is Shallum.
..... Click the link for more information. . 9 In 1 Chronicles, Simeonite. 10 In 2 Chronicles, Ephraimite. 11, 12 In Ezra, men who had foreign wives. 13 In 1 Chronicles, descendant of Jerahmeel. 14 In 1 Chronicles, eponymous head of a clan of Naphtali. 15 In Jeremiah, uncle of Jeremiah.
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plots and successfully executes overthrow of Zechariah. [O.T.: II Kings 15:10]
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