Fourth king of the 26th dynasty (589-570 BC), Egyptian Wḥ-jb-R, Hophra in the OT, son and successor to Psametich II. At the beginning of his reign, he intervenes unsuccessfully in Palestine against the rule of the Chaldaeans. His support of the Libyans of Cyrenaica against the Greeks there is just as unsuccessful. After a defeat, the army installs Amasis as the new king. A. is beaten; the sources give contradictory accounts of his death, but he is buried as a king in Sais.
Th. Schneider, Lex. der Pharaonen, 1994, 81-83
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