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(mihr oh' dak) Hebrew form of Marduk, the chief god of Babylon, also called Bel, corresponding to the Semitic Baal or “Lord” (Jeremiah 50:2 ). Merodach is an element in the names of the Babylonian kings Merodach-baladan (2 Kings 20:12; Isaiah 39:1 ) and Evil-Merodach (2 Kings 25:27; Jeremiah 52:31 ). With a different vocalization, Merodach yields the name Mordecai (Esther 2:5 ). See Gods, Pagan .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Merodach'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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