2 Kings 18:
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.
And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even
Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Chief of the Heads, one of the three officers whom Sennacherib sent from Lachish with a threatening message to Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17 ; Jeremiah 39:3,13 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(rab' ssuh rihss) An Assyrian court position with strong military and diplomatic powers. The Hebrew saris means “eunuch,” but the term here is a transliteration of Akkadian and should not be taken literally. The title literally means “he who stands by the king.” The Old Testament records that the rabsaris was sent on two occasions to deal with the Israelite kings ( 2 Kings 18:17 ; Jeremiah 39:3 ). Hezekiah and Zedekiah each rebelled against the Assyrian rule and withheld tribute payment. The rabsaris was among the ambassadors who called on the kings to demand payment. See Eunuch .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Sent by Sennacherib with Tartan and Rabshakeh against Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17). ("chief eunuch"), often a minister of state or a commander in expeditions (margin, 2 Kings 25:19).
2. One of Nebuchadnezzar's princes at the taking of Jerusalem under Zedekiah (Jeremiah 39:3; Jeremiah 39:13); probably a title of Nebushasban, i.e. worshipper of Nebo. (See NEBUSHASBAN.)
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
RABSARIS, or SARIM
Master of the eunuchs. A title of office. (Jeremiah 39:3)
Morrish Bible Dictionary
This, like Rab-mag, is a title, its meaning being 'chief eunuch.' It was the title of one who accompanied the Assyrian army when it was sent against Hezekiah. 2 Kings 18:17 . One of the princes of Nebuchadnezzar at the siege of Jerusalem also bore this title. Jeremiah 39:3,13 .
Rabsaris - Rabsaris, or SARIM...
Master of the eunuchs
Ashpenaz - The master of the eunuchs of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1:3 ), the "Rabsaris" of the court
Rabsaris - ” The Old Testament records that the Rabsaris was sent on two occasions to deal with the Israelite kings ( 2 Kings 18:17 ; Jeremiah 39:3 ). The Rabsaris was among the ambassadors who called on the kings to demand payment
Nebushasban - Adorer of Nebo, or Nebo saves me, the "Rabsaris," or chief chamberlain, of the court of Babylon
Tar'Tan, - which occurs only in (2 Kings 18:17 ) and Isai 20:1 Has been generally regarded as a proper name; like Rabsaris and Rabshakeh, it is more probably an official designation, and indicates the Assyrian commander-in-chief
Nebushasban - Derived from Nebo; an officer of Nebuchadnezzar at the taking of Jerusalem; he was Rabsaris, i
Rab'Saris - (Jeremiah 39:3,13 ) Rabsaris is probably rather the name of an office than of an individual
Rab-Saris - Rabsaris is the transcription, both in Heb
Ambassador - ...
Men of high rank usually; as Sennacherib sent his chief captain, Chief cupbearer, and chief eunuch, Tartan, Rabsaris, Rabshakeh, whom Hezekiah's chief men of the kingdom, Eliakim over the household, Shebna the secretary, and Joab the recorder, met (2 Kings 18:17-18; Isaiah 30:4; Isaiah 33:7; compare Isaiah 18:2)
Eunuch - So the Assyrian Rabsaris, or chief eunuch (2 Kings 18:17)
Rabshakeh - Spokesman for Tartan and Rabsaris
Prince - ] are Persian satraps, while in the names Rabshakeh , Rabsaris the prefix rab signifies ‘chief,’ as also the proper name Rezon ( 1 Kings 11:23 ), which occurs as a common noun ( rÃ¢zÃ´n ) in Proverbs 14:28