Shallum of Israel
(שלום בן יבש) was the king of the ancient Kingdom of Israel
, and the son of Jabesh
. He "conspired against Zachariah
, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead" (2 Kings
15:10). He reigned only "a month of days in Samaria
" (15:13) before Menahem
rose up, put him to death (2 Kings
15:14, 15, 17), and became king in his stead.
William F. Albright has dated his reign to 745 BCE, while E. R. Thiele offers the date 752 BCE.