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Preceded by:
Rudamun (?)
Pharaoh of Egypt
23rd Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ini IV (?)
Shoshenq VII
Sheshonk, Shishak
Reign
757-752 BC (at least 4 full years)
Praenomen
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Hedjkheperre-Setepenre
Radiant Manifestation of Re,

Chosen of Re

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Shoshenq-Meryamun-Saiset
Shoshenq, Beloved of Amun,
Son of Isis
Legacy
Died 752 BC (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Shoshenq.

Hedjkheperre-Setepenre Shoshenq VII or VIa (transliteration: ššnq), also known as Sheshonk, is a hypothetical pharaoh of the Twenty-third Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. He is merely known from a Year 5 Nile level record (no. 3) at Karnak, previously assigned to Shoshenq I,[1][2] and would thus have ruled over Upper Egypt from Thebes. However, the name appears badly damaged and preserved as Hedjkheperre-Setepenre […]-Meryamun-Saiset, which may well refer to Takelot II instead.[3] Hence, his existence is disputed. The Nile level record no. 45 is also no longer believed to refer to this king.[1][2]

Name[]

Shoshenq VII took the throne name (or prenomen) Hedjkheperre-Setepenre (transliteration: ḥḏ-ḫpr-rꜤ stp-n-rꜤ, meaning: "Radiant is the Manifestation of Re, Chosen One of Re"), which is identical to that of Shoshenq I. They also both accompanied their birth name (or nomen) with the epithet Meryamun (mry-ỉmn, "Beloved of Amun"). Shoshenq VII, however, would have accompanied his birth name (or nomen) with an additional epithet, Saiset (sꜢ-st, "Son of Isis"), which separates him from his namesake predecessor. His name is thus realised as Hedjkheperre-Setepenre Shoshenq-Meryamun-Saiset.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Broekman 2005.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jansen-Winkeln 2006, p. 255.
  3. Payraudeau 2009, p. 296.

Bibliography[]

  • Broekman, G.P.F., 2005: The Chronological Position of King Shoshenq Mentioned in Nile Level Record No. 3 on the Quay Wall of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak. SAK 33, p. 75-89.
  • Jansen-Winkeln, K., 2006: Third Intermediate Period. In: Hornung, E./Krauss, R./Warburton, D., (eds.): Ancient Egyptian Chronology. Handbook of Oriental Studies, Brill.
  • Payraudeau, F., 2009: Takeloth III: Considerations on Old and New Documents. In: Broekman, G.P.F./Demarée, R.J./Kaper, O.E., (eds.): Libyan Period in Egypt: Historical and Cultural Studies into the 21st-24th Dynasties. Egyptologische Uitgaven 23, Leiden, p. 291-300.
Predecessor:
Rudamun (?)
Pharaoh of Egypt
23rd Dynasty
Successor:
Ini IV (?)


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