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Evil-merodach

Evil-merodach [N] [H]

Merodach's man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon ( 2 Kings 25:27 ; Jeremiah 52:31 Jeremiah 52:34 ). 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 Jeremiah 39:13 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Evil-merodach". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Evil-merodach [N] [E]

the fool of Merodach; the fool grinds bitterly
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Evil-merodach'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Evil-merodach

(the fool of Merodach ), ( 2 Kings 25:27 ) the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar. He reigned but a short time, having ascended the throne on the death of Nebuchadnezzar in B.C. 561, and being himself succeeded by Neriglissar in B.C. 559. He was murdered by Neriglissar.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Evilmerodach'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.