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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Merodach's man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (2 Kings 25:27
; Jeremiah 52:31,34
). He seems to have reigned but two years (B.C. 562-560). Influenced probably by Daniel, he showed kindness to Jehoiachin, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years. He released him, and "spoke kindly to him." He was murdered by Nergal-sharezer=Neriglissar, his brother-in-law, who succeeded him (Jeremiah 39:3,13
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Evil-Merodach'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/e/evil-merodach.html. 1897.