Sunday, December 10th, 2023
the Second Week of Advent
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
rē´gem - mē´lek , rē´gem - mel´ek ( רגם מלך , reghem melekh ): One of a deputation sent to inquire concerning the propriety of continuing the commemoration of the destruction of the temple by holding a fast ( Zechariah 7:2 ). The text of the passage is in disorder. The name may mean "friend of the king"; hence, some have sought to remove the difficulty by interpreting reghem melekh as a title, not a personal name, reading the clause, "They of Beth-el had sent SHAREZER (q.v. (2)), the friend of the king."
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Regem-Melech'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​r/regem-melech.html. 1915.