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 (Jer. 38:7-13: comp. 39:15-18).
[eb-uh-nee-zer] /ˌɛb əˈni zər/ noun 1. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “stone of help.”. masc. proper name, sometimes also the name of a Protestant chapel or meeting house, from name of a stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh (I Sam. vii:12), from Hebrew ebhen […]
stone of help, the memorial stone set up by Samuel to commemorate the divine assistance to Israel in their great battle against the Philistines, whom they totally routed (1 Sam. 7:7-12) at Aphek, in the neighbourhood of Mizpeh, in Benjamin, near the western entrance of the pass of Beth-horon. On this very battle-field, twenty years […]
beyond. (1.). The third post-duluvian patriach after Shem (Gen. 10:24; 11:14). He is regarded as the founder of the Hebrew race (10:21; Num. 24:24). In Luke 3:35 he is called Heber. (2.) One of the seven heads of the families of the Gadites (1 Chr. 5:13). (3.) The oldest of the three sons of Elpaal […]
- Ebenezer scrooge
[skrooj] /skrudʒ/ noun 1. Ebenezer [eb-uh-nee-zer] /ˌɛb əˈni zər/ (Show IPA) a miserly curmudgeon in Dickens’ Christmas Carol. 2. (often lowercase) any miserly person. /skruːdʒ/ noun 1. a mean or miserly person n. generic for “miser,” 1940, from curmudgeonly character in Dickens’ 1843 story “A Christmas Carol.” It does not appear to be a genuine […]