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This is an article from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. This article is written from a nineteenth century Christian viewpoint, and may not reflect modern opinions or recent discoveries in Biblical scholarship. Please help the Wikipedia by bringing this article up to date.

Shebna (meaning "tender youth") was "treasurer over the house" (meaning comptroller or governor of the palace) in the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah. On account of his pride he was ejected from his office, and Eliakim (later known as Jehoiakim) replaced him (Isaiah 22:15-25). He appears to have been the leader of the party who favored an alliance with Egypt against Assyria. It is conjectured that "Shebna the scribe," one of those whom the king sent to confer with the Assyrian ambassador (2 Kings 18:18, 26, 37; 19:2; Isa. 36:3, 11, 22; 37:2), was a different person.