the last king of Egypt of the Ethiopian (the fifteenth) dynasty. He was the brother-in-law of So (q.v.). He probably ascended the throne about B.C. 692, having been previously king of Ethiopia (2 Kings 19:9; Isa. 37:9), which with Egypt now formed one nation. He was a great warrior, and but little is known of him. The Assyrian armies under Esarhaddon, and again under Assur-bani-pal, invaded Egypt and defeated Tirhakah, who afterwards retired into Ethiopia, where he died, after reigning twenty-six years.
He defeated the army of tirhakah, who, to save his life, fled from Memphis to Thebes.
tirhakah, the third king of this dynasty, took part in the wars against Sennacherib in Palestine.
The reign of tirhakah (Tehrak) during this period appears to have been glorious.
And he heard concerning tirhakah king of Ethiopia, "He is come out to fight against thee."
Thebes itself was taken and tirhakah retreated into Ethiopia.
tirhakah, the Ethiopian king of Egypt, who desired to prevent the advance of the Assyrians, went to meet them with a large army.
The satraps quarrelled with one another, intrigued with tirhakah, and rebelled against Assur-bani-pal.