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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     chief of the princes, the name given to the chief cup-bearer or
     the vizier of the Assyrian court; one of Sennacherib's
     messengers to Hezekiah. See the speech he delivered, in the
     Hebrew language, in the hearing of all the people, as he stood
     near the wall on the north side of the city (2 Kings 18:17-37).

     He and the other envoys returned to their master and reported
     that Hezekiah and his people were obdurate, and would not

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Rab-shakeh, cup-bearer of the prince

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