14 Then Menachem son of Gadi set out from Tirtza and came to Shomron; he attacked Shalum son of Jabesh in Shomron and killed him, and he succeeded him as king.
va-YA-al m’-na-KHAYM ben ga-DEE mi-tir-TZAH va-ya-VO sho-m’-RON va-YAKH et sha-LUM ben ya-VAYSH b’-sho-m’-RON vai-mee-TAY-hu va-yim-LOKH takh-TAV
יד וַיַּעַל מְנַחֵם בֶּן־גָּדִי מִתִּרְצָה וַיָּבֹא שֹׁמְרוֹן וַיַּךְ אֶת־שַׁלּוּם בֶּן־יָבֵישׁ בְּשֹׁמְרוֹן וַיְמִיתֵהוּ וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו׃
15:14 Then Menachem son of Gadi
The name Menacham, meaning ‘he brings comfort,’ is a very special one in Jewish tradition. There is an opinion in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 98b) that the Mashiach will have this name, as his role will be to bring comfort to the Children of Israel and the entire world. The potential for greatness in the name Menachem makes it all the more tragic that this Menachem is so evil.