Origin of the name RAB-SHAKEH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RAB-SHAKEH.
Hebrew form of Assyrian Rabsak, meaning "chief of the
RAB-SHAKEH. A chief officer in the Assyrian army. See Assyrian Rab-saki.
(An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).
RAB-SHAKEH [ Rabhshaqeh,
from Assyrian Rabsak = "chief of the princes"].
Not the name, but the office or title of a man who
represented Sennacherib at the siege of Jerusalem, and was sent to urge
the surrender of the city. He was the Assyrian vizier, or
prime-minister (2 Kings, xviii. 17-xix. 34; Isa xxxvi. 2-xxxvii.
35). What his individual name was is unknown. (The Sunday
School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894).