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Sobekhotep IV was an Egyptian king of the 13th Dynasty. He was the son of the 'god's father' Haankhef and of the 'king's mother' Kemi. His brother was his predecessor king Neferhotep I.

On a stela found in the Amun temple at Karnak he says that he was born in Thebes. Some sources indicate that there was under his reign a military campaign against Nubia. The Christian Greek writer Artapanus mentions a king Chenephres (=Khaneferre ?) under whom the Moses story took place and who invaded Nubia.

The king seems to have reigned around 10 years. He is known from a relatively high number of monuments, including stelae, statues, many seals and other minor objects. There are attestations for building works at Abydos and Karnak.

His wife was the 'king's wife' Tjan. Several children are known.

The royal court is also well known. Vizier was Neferkare Iymeru. Treasurer was Senebi and high steward a certain Nebankh.


  • K.S.B. Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997).

Preceded by:
Neferhotep I
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Sobekhotep V
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