So they came into the land of Egypt
They set out from the habitation of Chimham, where they were, ( Jeremiah 41:17 ) ; and proceeded on their journey, till they entered the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the Lord;
to continue in Judea, and not to go into Egypt; and though the prophet of the Lord, who was with them, might, as they went along, advise them to go back, they regarded him not, but still went on: thus came they [even] to Tahpanhes;
the same with Hanes, ( Isaiah 30:4 ) ; and might be so called, as here, from a queen of Egypt of this name, ( 1 Kings 11:19 1 Kings 11:20 ) . The Septuagint version, and others after that, call it Taphnas. It is thought to be the Daphnae Pelusiae of Herodotus F6 It was a seat of the king of Egypt, as appeals from ( Jeremiah 43:9 ) ; and no less a place would these proud men stop at, or take up with, but where the king's palace was. Tyrius F7 calls it Tapium, and says it was in his time a very small town.
F6 Enterpe, sive l. 2. c. 30, 107.
F7 Apud Adrichem. Theatrum Terrae Sanctae, p. 125.