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2 Kings 18:17

Overview - 2 Kings 18
Hezekiah's good reign.
He destroys idolatry, and prospers.
The inhabitants of Samaria are carried captive for their sins.
13 Sennacherib invading Judah, is pacified by a tribute.
17 Rab-shakeh, by blasphemous persuasions, solicits the people to revolt.
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2 Kings 18:17  (King James Version)
And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.
 


A
M. 3294. B.C. 710. the king.
2 Chronicles 32:9 ; Isaiah 20:1 ; 36:2

Tartan
Calmet remarks, that these are not the names of persons, but of offices: {Tartan} signifies "he who presides over gifts or tribute;" {Rabsaris,} "the chief of the eunuchs;" and {Rabshakeh,} "the chief cup-bearer."

great
Hebrew heavy. the conduit of the upper pool.
If the Fuller's field were near En-Rogel, or the Fuller's fountain, east of Jerusalem, as is generally supposed, then the conduit of the upper pool may been an aqueduct that brought the water from the upper or eastern reservoir of that fountain, which had been seized in order to distress the city.
20:20 Isaiah 7:3 ; 22:9-11 36:2
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