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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:17 Rab-shakeh. These names are actually titles. Tartan, Rabsaris and Rabshakeh mean, respectively, “Tribute Officer,” “Chief Eunuch” and “Chief Butler.”

18:17 conduit of the upper pool. Ironically (or providentially), this was the same location where Ahaz had received, and then ignored, the testimony of the prophet Isaiah some thirty years before, even including the great promise of the coming virgin birth of the Messiah, Immanuel (Isaiah 7:3,10-14).

18:17 fuller’s field. The field where cloth was cleaned and bleached.

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