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Ebed-Melech (עֶבֶד־מֶלֶך, eved-melekh). An Ethiopian servant of King Zedekiah who rescued Jeremiah from the cistern (Jer 38:7–13). When Zedekiah’s officials threw Jeremiah into the cistern to die, Ebed-Melech interceded and received permission from the king to get him out. Because of his action, God