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Evil-Merodach

In Bible versions:

Evil-Merodach: NET AVS NIV TEV
Evil-merodach: NRSV NASB
son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon

the fool of Merodach; the fool grinds bitterly

Hebrew

Strongs #0192: Kdrm lywa 'Eviyl [email protected]

Evil Merodach = "man of Merodach"

1) son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Neo-Babylonian
empire, 562-560 BC

192 'Eviyl Mrodak ev-eel' mer-o-dak'

of Aramaic derivation and probably meaning soldier of
Merodak; Evil-Merodak, a Babylonian king:-Evil-merodach.

Evil-merodach [EBD]

Merodach's man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (2 Kings 25:27; Jer. 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 (Jer. 39:3, 13).

Evil-merodach [NAVE]

EVIL-MERODACH, son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar. Released Jehoiachin from prison, 2 Kin. 25:27-30; Jer. 52:31-34.

EVIL-MERODACH [ISBE]

EVIL-MERODACH - e-vil-me-ro'-dak; -mer'-o-dak 'ewil merodhakh; Septuagint Eueialmarodek; so B in K, but B in Jeremiah, and A and Q in both places much corrupted): The name of the son and immediate successor of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. The Babylonian form of the name is Amelu-Marduk, that is, "man of Marduk." About 30 contract tablets dated in this reign have been found. They show that Evil-merodach reigned for two years and about five months. He is said by Berosus to have conducted his government in an illegal and improper manner, and to have been slain by his sister's brother, Nergalshar-ucur, who then reigned in his stead. Evil-merodach is said in 2 Ki 25:27-30 and in the parallel passage in Jer 52:31-34 to have taken Jehoiachin, king of Judah, from his prison in Babylon, where he seems to have been confined for 37 years, to have clothed him with new garments, to have given him a seat above all the other kings, and to have allowed him to eat at the king's table all the days of his life. It is an undesigned coincidence, that may be worthy of mention, that the first dated tablet from this reign was written on the 26th of Elul, and Jer 52:31 says that Jehoiachin was freed from prison on the 25th of the same month.

R. Dick Wilson




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