2 Kings 18:17

And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool, which is on the highway of the fuller's field.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Tharthan, or Thathania, (1 Esdras v. 3.) and in the Greek of Isaias xx. 1., means "the president of tributes "or presents. The two other names denote "the chief eunuch "and "the chief butler "and are not proper names. These officers were sent at the head of a strong army to Jerusalem. Field, by the torrent Cedron, to the east. There they defied the king, or perhaps endeavoured to persuade him to come out, that they might seize his person. (Calmet) They came in a military capacity, rather than as ambassadors.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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