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Lexicon :: Strong's H5663 - ʿeḇeḏ meleḵ

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עֶבֶד מֶלֶךְ
Transliteration
ʿeḇeḏ meleḵ
Pronunciation
eh'-bed meh'-lek
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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: עבד מלך.

Strong’s Definitions

עֶבֶד מֶלֶךְ ʻEbed Melek, eh'-bed meh'-lek; from H5650 and H4428; servant of a king; Ebed-Melek, a eunuch of Zedekeah:—Ebed-melech.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H5663 in the following manner: Ebedmelech (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's H5663 in the following manner: Ebedmelech (6x).
  1. Ebed-melech = "servant of the king"

    1. an Ethiopian eunuch in the service of king Zedekiah, through whose interference Jeremiah was released from prison

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶבֶד מֶלֶךְ ʻEbed Melek, eh'-bed meh'-lek; from H5650 and H4428; servant of a king; Ebed-Melek, a eunuch of Zedekeah:—Ebed-melech.
STRONGS H5663: Abbreviations
עֶ֫בֶד מֶ֫לֶךְ proper name, masculine (= servant of the king, or < of (god) Melek, compare GrayProp. N. 117, 147 ff.); — Ethiopian official of Zedekiah Jeremiah 38:7, 8, 10, 11, 12; Jeremiah 39:16; Greek Version of the LXX Αβδεμελεχ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Jeremiah

38:7; 38:8; 38:10; 38:11; 38:12; 39:16

H5663

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5663 matches the Hebrew עֶבֶד מֶלֶךְ (ʿeḇeḏ meleḵ),
which occurs 12 times in 6 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:7 - But Ebed-melech H5663 the Ethiopian, a [fn]eunuch, while he was in the king’s palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the cistern. Now the king was sitting at the Gate of Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:8 - and Ebed-melech H5663 went out from the king’s palace and spoke to the king, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:10 - Then the king commanded Ebed-melech H5663 the Ethiopian, saying, “Take thirty men from here [fn]under your authority and bring Jeremiah the prophet up from the cistern before he dies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:11 - So Ebed-melech H5663 took the men under his [fn]authority and went into the king’s palace to a place beneath the storeroom, and took from there worn-out clothes and worn-out rags, and let them down by ropes into the cistern to Jeremiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:12 - Then Ebed-melech H5663 the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, “Now put these worn-out clothes and rags under your armpits under the ropes”; and Jeremiah did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:16 - “Go and speak to Ebed-melech H5663 the Ethiopian, saying, ‘This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to bring My words on this city for disaster and not for [fn]prosperity; and they will take place before you on that day.
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