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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Rab-Shakeh

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RAB-SHAKEH . The title of an Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] officer, who with the Tartan and the Rab-saris was sent by Sennacherib to Hezekiah to demand the surrender of Jerusalem ( 2 Kings 18:1-37 f., Isaiah 36:1-22 f.). The word is the Heb. transcription of the Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] rab-shaqç a title borne by a military officer of high rank, subordinate to the Tartan.

L. W. King.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Rab-Shakeh'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/r/rab-shakeh.html. 1909.

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