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king of Egypt, declared war against Rehoboam in the fifth year of the reign of that prince, 2 Chronicles 12:2-3 , &c. This Shishak, according to Sir Isaac Newton, was the greatest conqueror, and the most celebrated hero, of all antiquity, being the son of Ammon, or the Egyptian Jupiter, and known to the Greeks by the name of Bacchus, Osiris, and Hercules; was the Belus of the Chaldeans, and the Mars or Mavors of the Thracians, &c. He made great conquests in India, Assyria, Media, Scythia, Phenicia, Syria, Judea, &c. His army was at last routed in Greece by Perseus; which, with other circumstances, compelled him to return home.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Shishak'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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