Ebed-melech


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Ebed-melech

(ēbĕd`-mēlĕk`, ē`bĕd-mē`–) [Heb.,=king's slave], in the Bible, King Zedekiah's Ethiopian eunuch, through whom Jeremiah was freed from prison. The name may be a title.
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verse 24 with 19:36-37; Jeremiah 38:7-13, Ebed-Melech, an Ethiopian eunuch serving in the king's house, acts to save Jeremiah from the muddy cistern into which the Judean leaders had cast him; cf.
(13) In Jeremiah's case, various individuals came to his aid, including Baruch son of Neriah, his scribe, and Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian eunuch who rescued Jeremiah from the cistern (Jeremiah 32).
In the Old Testament, the other model for our notions of slavery is Ebed-Melech, the Cushite, a royal slave, a palace official, an influential man, who saves the life of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:7-13).