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Menahem in 2 Kings

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After killing Shallum, Menahem son of Gadi becomes the new king of Israel for ten years, continuing to follow the sins of Jeroboam and do evil. He sacks towns and murders pregnant women—stuff like that. When the king of Assyria—Pul—threatens to attack him, Menahem successfully bribes him with money he's taxed from the people.

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