Shebna


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Shebna

(shĕb`nə), in the Bible, official of Hezekiah's court denounced by Isaiah.
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He is not portrayed working in the role of a court scribe, as in the case of Shebna (II Kgs.
When the rab saqe spoke aloud in Jewish, i.e., the Hebrew dialect from Judah, Hezekiah's spokesmen Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah asked him to talk to them in Aramaic so that the inhabitants of Jerusalem, who were standing on the wall, could not understand him.
In the first reading, Isaiah speaks of Eliakim, called to replace Shebna, who had served poorly.
We know the name of one son, Shimonwe don't know whether or not he had other childrenand of his brother Shebna, who is identified as a merchant.
Readers of David's story will wonder what fate overtook Abiathar after his exile to Anatoth from Jerusalem--was it like Shebna's fate after he was lured from his residence in the same place?
He announced the text: "He that eateth bread with me has lifted his heal against me." He then told of Shebna (who had wormed his way into Hezekiah's confidence); Ahitophel (who plotted with Absalom against David); and, Judas (who sold his friend).
Since this torrent of abuse has been delivered in Hebrew (Yehudit, "the Judean language"), Eliakim, Shebna and Joah fear that it will demoralize the people listening on the city wall above.