Bible Names N-Z : Shishak I


Shishak in Wikipedia Shishak or Sesac (Hebrew: שישק, Tiberian: IPA: [ʃiʃaq]) or Shishaq is the biblical Hebrew form of the first ancient Egyptian name of a pharaoh mentioned in the Bible. He is best known for his campaign through Israel and Judah, as recorded in the Hebrew Bible (1 Kings 14:25 ;2 Chronicles 12:1-12 ). Shishak had provided refuge to Jeroboam during the later years of Solomon's reign, and upon Solomon's death, Jeroboam became king of the breakaway tribes in the north, which became the Kingdom of Israel. In the fifth year of Rehoboam's reign (commonly dated between 926 and 917 BC), Shishak swept through the kingdom of Judah with a powerful army, in support of his ally. According to 2 Chronicles 12:3 , he was supported by "the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Kushites," the latter being called "Ethiopians" in the Septuagint...