19 Then Pula king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talentsb of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom.
References for 2 Kings 15:19
    •  15:19 - Also called "Tiglath-Pileser"
    •  15:19 - That is, about 38 tons or about 34 metric tons
      20 Menahem exacted this money from Israel. Every wealthy person had to contribute fifty shekelsc of silver to be given to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and stayed in the land no longer.
      References for 2 Kings 15:20
        • ‘ 15:20 - That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams