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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Menahem

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The sixteenth king of Israel, previously general of the army of Zachariah. He was at Tirzah when he heard of his master's murder; and immediately marching against Shallum, who had shut himself up in Samaria, he captured and slew him, and them ascended the throne. He reigned in Samaria ten years, 771-760 B. C., and was a tyrannical and cruel idolater. Pul, king of Assyria, having invaded Israel during the reign of Menahem, obliged him to pay a tribute of a thousand talents, which Menahem raised by a tax on all his rich subjects of fifty shekels a head. He seems to have died a natural death; but his son and successor Pekahiah reigned only two years, and was the last of the dynasty, 2 Kings 15:13-22 . The name of Menahem is found on the Assyrian tablets recently discovered.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Menahem'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/menahem.html. 1859.

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