Ebed-melech (Ee´bid-mee´lik; Heb., “servant of the king”)

The Ethiopian eunuch and Jerusalem palace official who was responsible for rescuing Jeremiah out of an empty cistern into which the latter had been thrown by the Judeans, who found offensive Jeremiah’s advice to surrender to the Babylonians (Jer 38:1-13).

Jer 38:1-13

Jeremiah in the Cistern
1Now Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jucal son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malchiah heard the words that Jeremia ... View more

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