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Tahpanhes
 (tä´psymbolnhēz) , Tahapanes  (tāhăp´symbolnēz) , or Tehaphnehes  (tēhăf´nĭhēz) , ancient city, NE Egypt, on Lake Manzala. The site is now on the Suez Canal. Herodotus states that the city (called by the Greeks Daphnae) had a garrison of Psamtik's troops and, in the early 5th cent. , a Persian garrison. It was superseded as a port by Naucratis. A colony of Jews settled there in the 6th cent. , and the city is mentioned in the Bible.