), king of Egypt, succeeded his father Necho in B. C. 601, and reigned six years.
He carried on war against Ethiopia, and died immediately after his return from the latter country.
He was succeeded by his son Apries in B. C. 596 or 595. (Hdt. 2.159
In consequence of the shortness of his reign and his war with the Ethiopians, his name does not occur in the writers of the Old Testament, like those of his father and son. Herodotus is the only writer who calls him Psammis. Manetho calls him Psammûthis,
and Rosellini and Wilkinson make him Psametik
II. (Bunsen, Aegpytens Stelle in der Weltgesehictde,
vol. iii. p. 130.)