(in Greek, Bókchoris; in ancient Egyptian, Bekenrenef), in ancient Egypt, a pharaoh of Dynasty XXIV who ruled from 732 to 726 B.C. in Sais. His authority extended only to northern Egypt. According to the ancient version of history, Bocchoris was a wise judge and legislator who prohibited the sale of free Egyptians into slavery for debts. According to tradition, this order had an influence on the legislation of Solon. Bocchoris was conquered by the Cushite king Shabaka, who had him burned alive in the palace.
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