2 Kings 15:17-22 ESV

Menahem Reigns in Israel

17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi began to reign over Israel, and he reigned ten years in Samaria.

References for 2 Kings 15:17

      18 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not depart all his days from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.
      19 1Pula the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave 2Pul a thousand talentsb of silver, that he might help him 3to confirm his hold on the royal power.

      References for 2 Kings 15:19

        • € 15:19 - Another name for Tiglath-pileser III (compare verse 29)
        •  15:19 - A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
          20 Menahem exacted the money from Israel, that is, from all the wealthy men, fifty shekelsc of silver from every man, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back and did not stay there in the land.

          References for 2 Kings 15:20

            • ‚ 15:20 - A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
              21 Now the rest of the deeds of Menahem and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
              22 And Menahem slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his son reigned in his place.