death; slaughter, the name of a Babylonian god, probably the planet Mars ( Jeremiah 50:2 ), or it may be another name of Bel, the guardian divinity of Babylon. This name frequently occurs as a surname to the kings of Assyria and Babylon.
(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with the famous Babylonian Bel or Belus, the word being probably at first a mere epithet of the god, which by degrees superseded his proper appellation.
me-ro'-dak, mer'-o-dak (merodhakh):
See ASTRONOMY, sec. II, 11; BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA, RELIGION OF; NIMROD.
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