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Bible Names A-G: Ebed-melech


Ebed-melech in Easton's Bible Dictionary 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 (Jer. 38:7-13: comp. 39:15-18).

Ebed-melech in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("king's stare".) (An oriental phrase), an Ethiopian eunuch of king Zedekiah, instrumental in Jeremiah's deliverance out of Malchiah's dungeon pit. Ebed-melech, an Ethiopian Gentile slave, did that which none of Jeremiah's own countrymen attempted in his behalf. Often God raises friends to His people from quarters from whence least they could expect it. Ebedmelech's courageous interference in Jeremiah's behalf, at a time when he might naturally fear the wrath of the princes to which even the king had to yield (Jeremiah 38:4- 13; Jeremiah 39:16-18), brought deliverance not only to the prophet, but ultimately to himself as his reward from God. None ever loses by being bold for God (Matthew 10:42). He might have spoken privately to the king, as being over the king's harem (Nubians being chosen for that office to the present day), but Ebed-melech "went forth out of the king's house to the gate of Benjamin," and there spoke publicly to the king, "these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah whom they have cast into the dungeon, and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is, for there is no more bread in the city." With 30 men to guard against the princes' opposition, and by means of torn clothes and worn garments ("cast clouts and rotten rags," for God chooses weak things to confound the mighty, 1 Corinthians 1:27-29), he raised Jeremiah up from the pit. So when his enemies should perish God promised Ebedmelech should be saved, "because thou hast put thy trust in Me" (compare 1 Chronicles 5:20; Psalm 37:40). Trust in God generates fearlessness of man and brings true safety for eternity, and often even here (Jeremiah 39). So shall they be rewarded who have visited Christ, in the person of His servants, in prison (Matthew 25:34 ff).

Ebed-melech in Naves Topical Bible (An Ethiopian) -Jeremiah rescued by Jer 38:7-13 -Prophecy concerning Jer 39:16-18

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

Ebed-melech in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE e-bed-me'-lek, eb-ed-me'-lek (`ebhedh-mekekh, "servant of the king" or "of (god) Melek"): An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, who interceded with the king for the prophet Jeremiah and rescued him from the dungeon into which he had been cast to die (Jer 38:7-13). For this, the word of Yahweh through Jeremiah promised Ebed-meleeh that his life should be spared in the fall of Jerusalem (Jer 39:15-18).

Ebed-melech in Wikipedia (Hebrew: עֶבֶד-מֶלֶךְ, Modern {{{2}}} Tiberian {{{3}}}; Latin: Abdemelech) is mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah as an official at the Palace of King Zedekiah,of Judah during the Siege of Jerusalem. The name is translated as Servant of the King, and as such may not be his proper name but a hereditary title. The text relates that he was an Ethiopian and a eunuch who became Patron for the cause of Ethiopianism of his time that was reflected in the fruithful intercession he made with the King on behalf of Jeramiah, the prophet. Ebed-Melech is notable for rescuing the prophet Jeremiah from the cistern where he was imprisoned. (Jer. 38:7-13). Later, Jeremiah informed him that he would be spared after the fall of the city to the Babylonians (Jer. 39:15-18).

Ebedmelech Scripture - Jeremiah 38:12 And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now [these] old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.

Ebedmelech Scripture - Jeremiah 38:7 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

Ebedmelech Scripture - Jeremiah 39:16 Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be [accomplished] in that day before thee.

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