Rabshakeh: Chief of the princes, the name given to the chief cup-bearer or the
vizier of the Assyrian court; one of Sennacherib's messengers to
Hezekiah. See the speech he delivered, in the Hebrew language, in the
hearing of all the people, as he stood near the wall on the north
side of the city
(2 Kings 18:17-37) He and the other envoys returned to
their master and reported that Hezekiah and his people were obdurate,
and would not submit.