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ebedmelech


ebedmelech


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ebed-melech 
  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  (Jer.  38:7-13:  comp.  39:15-18). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ebed-melech,  the  king's  servant