A representative of
has marched on
conquering cities as he goes and occupying the city of
is sent (along with two other generals and an army)
When he gets to
delivers a speech on behalf of his employer in which he tells
advisers that it is hopeless to rely on Egypt or indeed God for assistance.
delivers quite a discouraging speech in Hebrew in an attempt to convince the listening Jerusalemites to surrender. According to the Gemara
is an Israelite apostate (סנהדרין ס .).