Sobekhotep VIII in hieroglyphs

The third pharaoh of the Sixteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Sekhemre Seusertawy Sobekhotep

Precedessor
Djehuty

Successor
Neferhotep III

Reign of Sobekhotep VIII
Ryholt1645–1629
Turin King List16 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

 The Dual King Sekhem Ra seuser tawy  Son of Ra Sobek hotep

Throne names

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Sekhem Ra seuser tawy
sḫm-rꜤ swsr-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra, who has strengthened the Two Lands
ra-sxm-s-wsr-s-(N16:N16)
Baines, The inundation stela of Sebekhotpe VIII, Acta Orientalia 36 (1974): 39–54, Fig. 2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, g:T1
Throne name variant
Sekhem Ra seuser tawy
sḫm-rꜤ swsr-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra, who has strengthened the Two Lands
ra-sxm-s-s-wsr-N17:N17
Karnak Canon no. 43

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, g:T2
Throne name variant
Sekhem Ra [...]
sḫm-rꜤ ...
The powerful one of Ra ...
ra-sxm-1-//
Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions , II, 842:10
Turin King List 11.2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) XI, 2

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
I4-Htp:t*p
Baines, The inundation stela of Sebekhotpe VIII, Acta Orientalia 36 (1974): 39–54, Fig. 2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, g:E

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 78
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 104–105
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 83
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 454–455
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