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Evilmerodach
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King of Babylon (reigned 562–560 bc) who freed Jehoiachin, King of Judah, from prison (2 Kgs 25:27–30; Jer 52:31–34).Evil-merodach was the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar II. The Babylonian form of his name is Amel-Marduk, meaning “man of Marduk.” He took Jehoiachin from his prison in Babylon, where he had been confined for 37 years. The first dated administrative tablet from Evil-merodach’s reign was written on the 26th of Elul; Jer 52:31 says that Jehoiachin was freed from prison on the 25th of the same month.His brother-in-law, Nergal-sharezer (Neriglissar), assassinated him and then became king.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Evil-Merodach
Evil-Merodach (אֱוִיל מְרֹדַךְ‎, ewil merodakh). King of Babylon (reigned 562–560 bc) who freed Jehoiachin, King of Judah, from prison (2 Kgs 25:27–30; Jer 52:31–34).Evil-merodach was the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar II. The Babylonian form of his name is Amel-Marduk, meaning “man of Marduk.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Evil-Merodach (Person)
EVIL-MERODACH (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕwı̂l merōdak (אֱוִיל מֶרֹדַך)]. Third monarch of the Chaldean dynasty of Babylonia, mentioned in 2 Kgs 25:27 and Jer 52:31. The name in Akk reads Amēl-Marduk, “Man of Marduk.” In the Gk and Lat the name reads Ilumarodachus and Ulemadar respectively. This monarch succeeded
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Evil-merodach
Evil-merodach. Son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar as king of Babylon, who reigned for two years (561–560 bc). During his reign he released Jehoiachin, former king of Judah, from imprisonment (2 Kgs 25:27–30; Jer 52:31–34). Aside from this fact, little is known about his reign. He was killed by his brother-in-law
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Evil-Merodach
Evil-Merodach ēʹvəl merʹə-dak [Heb. ʾĕwîl merōḏaḵ; Bab Amēl-Marduk—‘man of Marduk’]. King of the Neo-Babylonian empire, 562–560 b.c., son of Nebuchadrezzar II.Nothing is known of the brief reign of this king from Babylonian annals. In 2 K. 25:27–30 par Jer. 52:31–34 we read that Evil-merodach,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Evil-Merodach
EVIL-MERODACH Son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar as king of Babylon, who reigned for two years (561–560 bc). During his reign, he released Jehoiachin, former king of Judah, from imprisonment (2 Kgs 25:27–30; Jer 52:31–34). Aside from this fact, little is known about his reign. He was killed by his brother-in-law
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Evil-Merodach
Evil-merodach (ee´vuhl-mair´uh-dak), a Neo-Babylonian (Chaldean) king (561–560 bce) and the immediate successor of Nebuchadnezzar II. Evil-merodach released King Jehoiachin from imprisonment; the Judean king was given an allowance, and for the remainder of his life he dined at the Babylonian king’s table
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Evil-Merodach
EVIL-MERODACH. Akka-dian Amel-Marduk, king of Babylon (562–560 b.c.), the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar. Confirmation of his existence turned up during excavations at Susa (biblical Shushan). The Bible tells of Evil-merodach’s releasing Jehoiachin, king of Judah, from prison after nearly 37 years
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Evil-Merodach
EVIL-MERODACH. The king of *Babylon who released Jehoiachin of Judah from imprisonment in the first year of his reign (Je. 52:31; 2 Ki. 25:27–30). Amēl-Marduk (‘man of Marduk’) succeeded his father Nebuchadrezzar II in the early days of October 562 bc. According to Josephus (from Berossus), he ruled
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Evil-Merodach
Evil-Merodach (Heb. ʾĕwɩ̂l mĕrōḏaḵ; Akk. Amel-Marduk)Son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar II as king of Babylon in 562 b.c.e. He reigned as the third king of the Chaldean dynasty for two years. Unlike Neriglissar and Nabonidus, nothing is known of his activities prior to becoming king. Likewise,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Evil Merodach
Evil-Merodach [ēˊvəl mĕrˊə dăk] (Heb. ˒ewîl merōḏaḵ; Akk. Amēl-Marduk “man of Marduk”). The son and successor to Nebuchadnezzar II as king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (562–560 B.C.). In the first year of his reign, Evil-merodach is said to have released from prison Jehoiachin, the deported
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Evil-Merodach
EVIL-MERODACH (Hebrew, “man of Marduk”) The son and successor to Nebuchadnezzar and king of Babylonia from 562 to 559 b.c. At the time of his accession, he freed King Jehoiachin of Judah and granted him various honors, including permission to dine at his royal table (2 Kgs 25:27; Jer 52:31). The purpose
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Evil-merodach
E´vil-mero´dach (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.
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