Isaiah 36 Commentary

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Isaiah 36:1-3

On the heels of several military victories, Sennacherib the King of Assyria sends his trusted advisor “The Rabshakeh” to Jerusalem with the intention of convincing its king, Hezekiah, and its inhabitants to surrender out of fear.

Isaiah 36:4-10

The Rabshakeh, who is the spokesperson for the Sennacherib king of Assyria begins his speech outside of Jerusalem. It includes fearmongering, fake-news, and other Assyrian propaganda aimed at convincing Jerusalem to surrender without a fight.

Isaiah 36:11-22

The Rabshakeh finishes his propaganda campaign of fearmongering aimed at convincing Jerusalem to surrender to the king of Assyria.