2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee, he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying, (ASV)
The Assyrian siege of Jerusalem took place in 701 bce, and Tirhakah first became king in 690 bce, though he was a cousin of the ruling king (see "Neutral" section). --FreezBee 09:46, 7 Feb 2006 (CST)
Not an anachronism, the compiler of 2 Kings probably used a text from the time of the reign of Tirhakah. --FreezBee 11:36, 1 Feb 2006 (CST)
See Nubian Royalty for info on the Nubian ("Ethiopian") pharaohs.
- King Piankhy = Piye. 747-716 bce;
- King Shabaka. 716-702 bce; brother of Piankhy;
- King Shebitqo. 702-690 bce; son of Shabaka;
- King Taharqa (Tirhakah). 690-664 bce; son of Piankhy.
--FreezBee 11:32, 1 Feb 2006 (CST)