Bible: 2 Kings 15:16-20
Menahem’s Reign over Israel
15:17 In the thirty-ninth year of King Azariah’s reign over Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel. He reigned for twelve years in Samaria. 2 15:18 He did evil in the sight of 3 the
During his reign, 15:19 Pul 6 king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem paid 7 him 8 a thousand talents 9 of silver to gain his support 10 and to solidify his control of the kingdom. 11 15:20 Menahem got this silver by taxing all the wealthy men in Israel; he took fifty shekels of silver from each one of them and paid it to the king of Assyria. 12 Then the king of Assyria left; he did not stay there in the land.