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Next to the Assyrian king in apparent rank. The commander-in-chief, who commanded his armies in his absence (Isaiah 20:1). One sent against Ashdod by Sargon, distinct from Sennacherib's tartan (2 Kings 18:17). After the tartan came the rubsaris , "chief eunuch," who had right of near approach to the king's person, and introduced strangers and attended to his comforts; then the rabshakeh , "chief cupbearer," representing his master in embassies.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Tartan'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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