Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned in Samaria1 one month.
Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah2 up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated3 him and succeeded him as king.
The other events of Shallum's reign, and the conspiracy he led, are written in the book of the annals4 of the kings of Israel.
At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah5 and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open6 their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.