Nebushas'ban (Heb. Nebushazban', נבוּשִׁזבָּן[written in the text with a small final n, for which some copies have, perhaps by error, a z], from Nebo, and Persian chesban, " votary," i.e., adorer of Nebo; Sept. omits, but some copies have Ναβουσεζβάν orΝαβουσαρσελχίμ; Vulg. Nabusezban), the Rabsaris (q.v.) or chief chamberlain of the Babylonian court, sent by Nebuchadnezzar, in connection with the two other chief dignitaries, Nebuzaradan (the Rab-tabbachim, or chief of the body-guard) and Nergal- sharezer (the Rab-mag, or head of the Magians), to release Jeremiah from prison on the capture of Jerusalem (Jer 39:13). B.C. 588. "Nebu- shasban's office and title were the same as those of Ashpenaz (Da 1:3), whom he probably succeeded. In the list given (verse 3) of those who took possession of the city in the dead of the night of the 11th Tammuz, Nebushasban is not mentioned by name, but merely by his title Rab-saris. So at the Assyrian invasion in' the 'time of Hezekiah, Tartan,? Rab-saris, and Rab-shakeh, as the three highest dignitaries, addressed the Jews from the head of their army (2Ki 18:17). Possibly these three officers in the Assyrian court answered to the three named above in the Babylonian."

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