Ebed-melech

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Ethiopian eunuch in the service of king Zedekiah. He aided Jeremiah, and God sent word to him that he should be delivered from death at the taking of Jerusalem (Jer. 38:7-127Now when Ebed-melech 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; 8Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's house, and spake to the king, saying, 9My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, 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. 10Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die. 11So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah. 12And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so. (Jeremiah 38:7‑12); Jer. 39:16-1816Go and speak to Ebed-melech 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. 17But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid. 18For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 39:16‑18)).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
`Ebed
Phonic:
Melek
Meaning:
from 5650 and 4428; servant of a king; Ebed-Melek, a eunuch of Zedekeah
KJV Usage:
Ebed-melech

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

servant of the king

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

a eunuch of King Zedekiah, Jer. 38:7. {Servus regis-The servant of the king; minister:}