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 39:15-18 ).
the king\'s servant
(a kings servant ), an Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, through whose interference Jeremiah was released from prison. ( Jeremiah 38:7 ) ff.; Jere 39:15 ff. (B.C. 1589).