Shebna


Shebna

Shebna (meaning "tender youth") was "treasurer over the house" (meaning comptroller or governor of the palace) in the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah. On account of his pride he was ejected from his office, and Eliakim the son of Hilkiah replaced him (Isaiah 22:15-25). He appears to have been the leader of the party who favored an alliance with Egypt against Assyria. A royal steward's tomb discovered in Siloam is widely believed to be his [http://www.jewishmag.com/47mag/jerusalemtombs/jerusalemtombs.htm] , although only the last two letters of the name remain legible. It is conjectured that "Shebna the scribe," one of those whom the king sent to confer with the Assyrian ambassador (2 Kings 18:18, 26, 37; 19:2; Isa. 36:3, 11, 22; 37:2), was a different person.


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