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Merodach-baladan (me-rô'dak-băl'a-dăn), worshipper of Baal. King of Babylon. 2 Kings 20:12; Isaiah 39:1. In the former passage he is called Berodach-baladan. The name Merodach-baladan has been found in the Assyrian inscriptions. It appears there were two reigns of this king, the first from b.c. 721 to b.c. 709, when he was deposed; and the second after his recovery of the throne in b.c. 702, which lasted only half a year. He sent ambassadors to Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 32:31, about b.c. 713.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Merodach-Baladan'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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