Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
In the syrian language
And in the days of
Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the text of the letter was written in Aramaic and translated from Aramaic.
Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, “Speak now to your servants in
Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall.”
Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in
Aramaic: “ O king, live forever! Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation.”
But they were silent and
answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”