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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Mero'dach. (death). Jeremiah 50:2. Identical with the famous Babylonian, Bel or Belus, the word being, probably, at first, a mere epithet of the god, which, by degrees, superseded his proper appellation.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Merodach'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/m/merodach.html. 1901.