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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Tirhakah, or Tirhakah
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Hebrew - Tirhakah

King of Ethiopia, or Cuch, and of Egypt. This prince, at the head of a powerful army, attempted to relieve Hezekiah, when attacked by Sennarcherib, 2 Kings 19:9, but the Assyrian army was routed before he came up, Isaiah 37:19, B. C. 712. He is undoubtedly the Tarcus of Manetho, and the Tearcho of Strabo, the third and last king of the twenty-fifth or Ethiopian dynasty. It is supposed that he is the Pharaoh intended in Isaiah 30:2; and that Isaiah 19:1-25 depicts the anarchy which succeeded his reign. He was a powerful monarch, ruling both Upper and lower Egypt, and extending his conquests far into Asia and towards the "pillars of Hercules" in the west. His name and victories are recorded on an ancient temple at Medinet Abou, in upper Egypt; whence also the representation above given of his head was copied by Rosselini.

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These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'TIRHAKAH'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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