And when they had called for the king, Eliakim the son of Hilkiah who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder came out to them. Bible

“when they had called for the king.” When the Assyrian leaders Tartan and Rab-saris and Rab-shakeh called out for Hezekiah, he sent his people to meet them and did not come himself.

Commentary for: 2 Kings 18:18