Apries ā´prē–ēz [key], king of ancient Egypt (588–569 BC), of the XXVI dynasty successor of Psamtik II. Apries sought to recover Syria and Palestine. He attacked Tyre and Sidon but failed (586 BC) to relieve the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar . A revolt in Egypt caused him to seek assistance from Amasis II , who assassinated him and seized the throne. Apries is called Pharaoh-hophra in the Bible (Jer. 44.30).

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