Tahpenes (Tah´puh-neez)

The wife of an unnamed twenty-first-dynasty pharaoh; her sister was given in marriage to Hadad of Edom at the time of David (1Kgs 11:19-20). The name Tahpenes is not attested in any Egyptian source. It is probably a Hebrew transcription of either an Egyptian title meaning the “king’s wife” or an Egyptian proper name.

1Kgs 11:19-20

19Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him his sister-in-law for a wife, the sister of Queen Tahpenes.20The sister of Tahpenes gave ... View more

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