Apries (ā´prē–ēz), king of ancient Egypt (588–569 BC), of the XXVI dynasty; successor of Psamtik II. Apries sought to recover Syria and Palestine. He attacked Tyre and Sidon but failed (586 BC) to relieve the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. A revolt in Egypt caused him to seek assistance from Amasis II, who assassinated him and seized the throne. Apries is called Pharaoh-hophra in the Bible (Jer. 44.30).