Shebitku in Tour Egypt
Shebitku was the second king of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. He was the nephew and successor of Shebaka. During
Shebaka's reign, there was a policy of conciliation and cooperation with the Assyrians. This kept the Assyrians from
coming further into Egypt. Shebitku had a different policy; resistance. A stela from Kawa tells of Shebitku asking
his brothers, including Taharqa, to come to him at Thebes from Nubia. The army went with Taharqa. On another stela
that is the story told that when Jerusalem was under attack by the Assyrians, that the king of Ethiopia (Kush) came
against Sennacherib (of Assyria). Shebitku joined in the resistance against Sennacherib and an Egyptian army was sent
to Palestine, led by Shebitku's brother, Taharqa.