Menahem: Conforting, the son of Gadi, and successor of Shallum, king of Israel,
whom he slew. After a reign of about ten years (B.C. 771) he died,
leaving the throne to his son Pekahiah. His reign was one of cruelty
(2 Kings 15:14-22) During his reign, Pul (q.v.), king of
Assyria, came with a powerful force against Israel, but was induced
to retire by a gift from Menahem of 1,000 talents of silver.