which occurs only in (2 Kings 18:17) and Isai 20:1
Has been generally regarded as a proper name; like Rabsaris and Rabshakeh, it is more probably an official designation, and indicates the Assyrian commander-in-chief.
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Bibliography Information Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Tar’tan,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". <http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T4222>. 1901.