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Bible Names N-Z: Rabsaris


Rabsaris in Easton's Bible Dictionary chief of the Heads, one of the three officers whom Sennacherib sent from Lachish with a threatening message to Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17; Jer. 39:3, 13).

Rabsaris in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Sent by Sennacherib with Tartan and Rabshakeh against Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17). ("chief eunuch"), often a minister of state or a commander in expeditions (margin, 2 Kings 25:19). 2. One of Nebuchadnezzar's princes at the taking of Jerusalem under Zedekiah (Jeremiah 39:3; Jeremiah 39:13); probably a title of Nebushasban, i.e. worshipper of Nebo. (See NEBUSHASBAN.)

Rabsaris in Hitchcock's Bible Names chief of the eunuchs

Rabsaris in Naves Topical Bible -1. A title of an Assyrian officer See RAB-SHAKEH (RABSHAKEH) See TARTAN Sent by Sennacherib against Jerusalem 2Ki 18:17 -2. An Assyrian prince during the time of Nebuchadnezzar, or, possibly, a second name given to Nebushazban (also spelled NEBO-SARSEKIM or SARSEKIM, N. I. V.) Jer 39:3,13

Rabsaris in Smiths Bible Dictionary (chief of the eunuchs). 1. An officer of the king of Assyria sent up with Tartan and Rabshakeh against Jerusalem in the time of Hezekiah. 2Ki 18:17 (B.C. 713.) 2. One of the princes of Nebuchadnezzar, who was present at the capture of Jerusalem, B.C. 588. Jer 39:3,13 Rabsaris is probably rather the name of an office than of an individual.

Rabsaris in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE rab'-sa-ris (rabh-caric): As with Rab-mag, which is not regarded as a name, but a title, so this is to be regarded as a descriptive title for the person whose name precedes it (see RAB-MAG). The first part, rabh, signifies "great" or "chief," the second, caric, is the title for eunuch or chamberlain. The translation then would be chief eunuch or the chief of the eunuchs (or chamberlains). The oriental custom was for the king to surround himself with a number of eunuchs, who performed varied kinds of services, both menial and dignified. They usually had charge of his harem; sometimes they occupied court positions. Frequently they superintended the education of the youth. The term itself was sometimes used to designate persons in places of trust who were not emasculated. The above title describes the highest or chief in rank of these eunuchs. See EUNUCH. The full title is used 3 times, once in connection with the titles of other important officers who were sent by the king of Assyria with a large army to demand the surrender of Jerusalem. The passage would be translated properly, `And the king of Assyria sent the Tartan and the Rab-saris (the chief eunuch) and the Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah' (2 Ki 18:17). Again, it refers to a Babylonian whose real name was Sarsechim, who with the other Babylonian princes sat in the middle gate during the capture of Jerusalem. This event is described as having occurred in the 11th year of Zedekiah, king of Judah (Jer 39:3). The third use is in connection with the name Nebushazban, who, with the other chief officers of the king of Babylon, sent and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard and committed him to Gedaliah, who was to take him home to dwell with his own people (Jer 39:13). Thus, it is seen that based upon this accepted theory the three titles would be in their connections as follows: (1) simply "the chief eunuch," (2) Sarsechim, the Rab-saris (or chief eunuch), and (3) Nebushazban, the Rab-saris (or chief eunuch). See also ASSYRIA, sec. X. Walter G. Clippinger

Rabsaris in Wikipedia Rabsaris (Hebrew: רַב-סָרִיס, Modern {{{2}}} Tiberian {{{3}}}), possibly means "Chief of officers," is the name or title of two individuals mentioned in the Bible. Rabasaris (in the D-R and the Vulgate; Greek: Ραφις)[1] One of the three officers whom the King of Assyria (Sennacherib) sent from Lachish with a threatening message to Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17 ). Rabsares (in the D-R and the Vulgate)[2]A prince of Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 39:3,13 ). While originally translated to be the name of the persons it referred to, Rabsaris is now thought to be the name of an office or rank, not an individual[3].

Rabsaris Scripture - 2 Kings 18:17 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.

Rabsaris Scripture - Jeremiah 39:13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;

Rabsaris Scripture - Jeremiah 39:3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, [even] Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

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