The non-response of Judah (2 Kings 18:36-18:37)

“But the people were silent and answered him not a word. The king’s command was. ‘Do not answer him.’ Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was in charge of the palace, Shebnah the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph, the recorder, came to King Hezekiah with their clothes torn. They told him the words of Rabshakeh.”

There was no response to Rabshakeh, after his Hebrew presentation on why they should surrender rather than rely on their god, Yahweh. The king had told the people not to respond. The 3 officials from Judah, Eliakim, Shebnah, and Joah went with torn clothes to King Hezekiah. They told him what Rabshakeh had said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.