Rabsaris (Rab´suh-ris; lit., “chief of the eunuchs”)

A title of Assyrian and Babylonian officials. 1 An official who appears as one of three Assyrian officials sent by Sennacherib to convince King Hezekiah to surrender (2Kgs 18:17-37). 2 Two Babylonian officials who appear in Jerusalem in the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of it (586 BCE; Jer 39:3, Jer 39:13). 3 An official mentioned as being in charge of the youths in Nebuchadnezzar’s palace (Dan 1:3).

2Kgs 18:17-37

17The king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rabsaris, and the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. They went up and came to Je ... View more

Jer 39:3

3When Jerusalem was taken, all the officials of the king of Babylon came and sat in the middle gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim the Rabsaris, Nerga ... View more

Jer 39:13

13So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, Nebushazban the Rabsaris, Nergal-sharezer the Rabmag, and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon sent

Dan 1:3

3Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility,

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