Ebed-melech

Ebed-melech [N] [H]

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 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ebed-melech". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ebed-melech [N] [E]

the king\'s servant
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ebed-melech'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Ebed-melech

(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).


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ebedmelech'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.