double rebellion, probably a symbolical name given to Babylon ( Jeremiah 50:21 ), denoting rebellion exceeding that of other nations.
(double rebellion ), The land of, alluding to the country of the Chaldeans, and to the double captivity which it had inflicted on the nation of Israel. ( Jeremiah 50:21 )
mer-a-tha'-im (merathayim "double rebellion"):
A name used for Babylon in Jeremiah 50:21. According to Delitzsch it may be equivalent to the Babylonian Marratun, i.e. land by the nar Marratu, "the bitter river" (Persian Gulf) = Southern Babylonia (OHL, under the word).
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