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King in Lower Egypt (c. 720-715 BC), Egyptian Bk-n-rn.f, second and last ruler of the 24th dynasty. He was dethroned by the Nubian king, Shabako, who conquered the whole of Egypt around 715 BC and, according to  Manetho, had B. burned alive. B.'s reign has very little contemporary attestation. All the greater, then, is his fame in later Egyptian and ancient tradition, which regarded him as a sage and a great legislator.


Th. Schneider, Lex. der Pharaonen, 1994, 93f.

LÄ 1, 846

RE 3, 66f.

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Bokchoris”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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