TAHPENES (ta'pēn-ēz, Heb. tahpenês). The Egyptian queen who brought up Genubath, the son of her sister and of Hadad, the Edomite adversary of David and Solomon (1Kgs.11.14-1Kgs.11.22).
TAHPENES tä’ pə nez
; LXX Θεκεμιμας
, or Θεχεμινας
). An Egyp. queen (1 Kings 11:19
). She was the wife of a Pharaoh of the twenty-first dynasty, perhaps Siamon (976-958 b.c.
). The Pharaoh gave her sister in marriage to Hadad, the Edomite prince who fled from David to Egypt (1 Kings 11:17
). Tahpenes cared for her sister’s son, Genubath, in Pharaoh’s house. Among the various explanations of the name Tahpenes, the most likely, following the LXX, is the Egyp. title, t’a-ḥm(t)-ns(w),
“the wife of the king.”
B. Grdseloff, Annales du Service des Antiquités d’Égypte, XLVII (1947), 211-216.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
ta’-pe-nez, ta-pe’-nez (tachpenec; Septuagint Thekem(e)ina): Queen of Egypt, the sister of Hadad’s wife and the foster-mother of his son Genubath (1Ki 11:19 f).