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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Rabshakeh

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This is a title, signifying 'chief cup-bearer,' borne by an officer who was sent by Sennacherib with the Tartan (general) and a Rab-saris to Jerusalem. He was the chief spokesman; and from the fact of his being able to speak in the Jews' language, he is supposed to have been either a proselyte or an apostate Jew. If so he may possibly have been acquainted with Isaiah 10:5,6 , for he says, "Am I now come up without the Lord against this place to destroy it? The Lord said to me, Go up against this land and destroy it." 2 Kings 18:17-37 . On the other hand, he profanely classes the God of Israel with all the gods that could not protect their worshippers from his master. 2 Kings 19:4,8; Isaiah 36:2-22; Isaiah 37:4-8 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Rabshakeh'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/r/rabshakeh.html. 1897.

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