22 Then Aḥiḳar made request for me, and I came down to Nineveh. For Ahikar was chief cupbearer, and keeper of the signet, and steward, and overseer of the accounts in the days of Sennacherib king of Assyria, and Esarhaddon appointed him a second time. And he was my brother’s son and of my kindred.
2. THE STARTING-POINT OF THE PRESENT STORY, 2:1–14.