The Rabshakeh Stela
He’s known in 2 Kings 18 as Sennacherib’s right-hand man—the evil opponent of King Hezekiah, taunting the walled-up Jews with blasphemy and obscenity. But contrary to common belief, Rabshakeh was not his name. The “rabshakeh” was actually one of the highest positions in the Assyrian and Babylonian royal courts, perhaps most known from this biblical account of the Assyrian invasion of Judah. Archaeology has confirmed the use of this royal title—albeit, belonging to another man.
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