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2 Kings 15:14

14 Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated him and succeeded him as king.

Read 2 Kings 15:14 Using Other Translations

For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
Then Menahem the son of Gadi came up from Tirzah and came to Samaria, and he struck down Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria and put him to death and reigned in his place.
Then Menahem son of Gadi went to Samaria from Tirzah and assassinated him, and he became the next king.

What does 2 Kings 15:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 15:14

For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah
A city in the tribe of Manasseh, the royal city of the kings of Israel before Omri, of which (See Gill on Joshua 12:24), whether Menahem was of this city, or was now besieging it with an army he had the command of, as Josephus F18 suggests, is not certain; however, hearing what had befallen Zachariah, he came from hence: and came to Samaria; which, according to Bunting F19, was six miles from Tirzah:

and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and
reigned in his stead;
judging he had as good a right to the throne as Shallum had.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 9. c. 11. sect. 1.)
F19 Travels p. 169.
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