Shishak (Shi´shak)

A king of Egypt 945–924 BCE. A contemporary of Solomon, he gave asylum to Jeroboam (1Kgs 11:40) until the latter returned to take over the Northern Kingdom (Israel) after Solomon’s death (1Kgs 12:2-3). When the country was divided between Rehoboam and Jeroboam, Shishak, for reasons still unclear, launched a major invasion of Palestine (1Kgs 14:25-26; 2Chr 12:1-9).

1Kgs 11:40

40Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam promptly fled to Egypt, to King Shishak of Egypt, and remained in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

1Kgs 12:2-3

2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it (for he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt.3And they sent and c ... View more

1Kgs 14:25-26

25In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, King Shishak of Egypt came up against Jerusalem;26he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of ... View more

2Chr 12:1-9

Egypt Attacks Judah
1When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he grew strong, he abandoned the law of the Lord, he and all Israel with him.2In the fifth ye ... View more

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