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A few egyptologiests have placed an unknown pharaoh, Si-hathor to rule at the same time durin the first year of Sobekhotep IVs reign. This pharaoh is relatively unknown except for his name, which means "Son of Hathor" , and is assumed to be a provincial king. He may have been the brother of Neferhotep I and Sobekhotep IV.
Sobekhotep IV (another of the kings to honor the crocodile god Sobek in his name) was the younger brother of his true predecessor, Neferhotep I. It is possible that their claim on the throne, while enhanced by their father's status as a high prieest, was genearly insurred by their mother, who mau have been a grand child or great grandchild of the 12th Dynasty king Amenemhet III. This would have given them a strong hold on the throne of Egypt.
Sobekhotep IV was considered on of the most powerful of the 13th Dynasty kings. He secured the southern border and maintained control of the Nubian nome and maintaied the relatievely peaceful statu sof the Egyptian kingdom
His wife, Tjan, has left behind a long scription about her husband's travels, including going to Heliopolis to study, taking a statue of Osiris to the "Osiris Tomb" in Abydos and particiipating in the rituals there. Other than these, Sobekhotep left little behind to attest to his reign.