Ebed-melech: 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
(Jeremiah 38:7-11) comp.