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The wife of an unnamed twenty-first-dynasty pharaoh; her sister was given in marriage to Hadad of Edom at the time of David (1Kgs 11:19-20). The name Tahpenes is not attested in any Egyptian source. It is probably a Hebrew transcription of either an Egyptian title meaning the “king’s wife” or an Egyptian proper name.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.