Sennacherib, King of Assyria takes all the fortified towns. Meeting with Sennacherib’s emissaries at the upper pool of Jerusalem Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, Shebna the scribe, Joah (court recorder). Rabshakeh said to them: I will give you 2000 horses if you can supply the riders for them. Rabshakeh harangued the people in Hebrew, speaking against Hilkiah. He promised land, corn, grapes, wine, figs, wells to the people and when this was reported to Hilkiah he rent his garments.