Taharqa

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Origin: Ancient Egyptian

Meaning: the name of a 7th century Egyptian pharaoh of the Nubian dynasty, of unknown meaning.

He’s mentioned in the Bible, known as Tirhakah, who went to war against the Assyrian emperor Sennacherib at the king of Judah Hezekiah’s request, stalling the army and eventually forcing Sennacherib to abandon the siege.

Variants: Tirhakah (Biblical); Taharka

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