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Ebed-Melech

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(ee' behd-mee' lehch) Personal name meaning, “servant of the king.” An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah of Judah (Jeremiah 38:7 ). When Jeremiah was imprisoned in a cistern used as a dungeon, Ebed-melech was responsible for the prophet's rescue. As a result of his faith in the Lord, he received the promise recorded in Jeremiah 39:15-18 .


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ebed-Melech'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/e/ebed-melech.html. 1991.

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