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Rabshakeh in Wikipedia
Rabshakeh, also Rab-shakeh and Rabsaces (Hebrew: רַבְשָׁקֵה, Modern
Ravshake Tiberian Raḇšāqē; Greek: Ραψακης Rapsakēs; Latin:
Rabsaces) Neo-Aramaic: (ܪܵܒܫܵܩܹܐ) This name meaning chief of the
princes was given to the chief cup-bearer or the vizier of the
Assyrian royal court.
The Bible mentions it for one of Sennacherib's messengers to
Hezekiah. See the speech he delivered, in the Hebrew language,
in the hearing of all the people, as he stood near the wall on
the north side of the city (2 Kings 18:17-37 and Isaiah 36).
He and the other envoys returned to their master and reported
that Hezekiah and his people were obdurate, and would not