Menahem (mĕnˈəhĕm) [key], d. c.737 B.C., king of Israel (c.749–c.737 B.C.). He was governor of Tirzah and murdered Shallum for the throne of Samaria. Menahem was made a tributary by Tiglathpileser III of Assyria, who helped him to gain his throne. The book of Kings represents him unfavorably. His son, Pekahiah, succeeded him.

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