HAMMELECH ham'-e-lek (ha-melekh, "the king"): Wrongly translated as a proper name in the King James Version. It should be rendered "the king," as in the American Standard Revised Version (Jeremiah 36:26; 38:6). Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Bibliography Information Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HAMMELECH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.