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.
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.
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.