2 Kings 15:17

Menahem King of Israel

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

Read 2 Kings 15:17 Using Other Translations

In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.
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.
Menahem son of Gadi began to rule over Israel in the thirty-ninth year of King Uzziah’s reign in Judah. He reigned in Samaria ten years.

What does 2 Kings 15:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 15:17

In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began
Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel
Shallum reigning but one month, both their reigns began the same year.

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