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Ebed-Melech
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A servant of the king; probably an official title, an Ethiopian, "one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house;" i.e., in the palace of Zedekiah, king of Judah. He interceded with the king in Jeremiah's behalf, and was the means of saving him from death by famine ( Jeremiah 38:7 - 13 : comp Jeremiah 39:15 - 18 ).



Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
the king's servant



Smith's Bible Dictionary
(a kings servant) An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, through whose interference Jeremiah was released from prison. ( Jeremiah 38:7 ) ff.; Jeremiah 39:15 ff. (B.C. 1589).



International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
e-bed-me'-lek, eb-ed-me'-lek (`ebhedh-mekekh, "servant of the king" or "of (god) Melek"):

An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, who interceded with the king for the prophet Jeremiah and rescued him from the dungeon into which he had been cast to die (Jeremiah 38:7 - 13). For this, the word of Yahweh through Jeremiah promised Ebed-meleeh that his life should be spared in the fall of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 39:15 - 18).



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Copyright Information: "Easton's Bible Dictionary", Matthew George Easton M.A., D.D., 1897; "Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names", Roswell D. Hitchcock, 1869; "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia", Orr, James, M.A., D.D., 1915; and "Smith's Bible Dictionary", Smith, William, Dr., 1901. are public domain and may be freely used and distributed.
   
   
 
 
 
 


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