Bible: 2 Kings 15:19-22
15:19 Pul 1 king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem paid 2 him 3 a thousand talents 4 of silver to gain his support 5 and to solidify his control of the kingdom. 6 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. 7 Then the king of Assyria left; he did not stay there in the land.
15:21 The rest of the events of Menahem’s reign, including all his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 8 15:22 Menahem passed away 9 and his son Pekahiah replaced him as king.
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