2 Kings 15:19-2019 aPul ▼
▼Another name for Tiglath-pileser III (compare verse 29)the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave cPul a thousand talents ▼
▼A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilogramsof silver, that he might help him eto confirm his hold on the royal power. 20Menahem exacted the money from Israel, that is, from all the wealthy men, fifty shekels ▼
▼A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 gramsof silver from every man, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back and did not stay there in the land.
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