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Merodach-baladan

Meaning: Merodach has given a son

This was the name of two Biblical men.

  1. Merodach-baladan, a chief mentioned in Isa. 39:1

    “the hereditary chief of the Chaldeans, a small tribe at that time settled in the marshes at the mouth of the Euphrates, but in consequence of his conquest of Babylon afterwards, they became the dominant caste in Babylonia itself”

  2. Merodach-baladan, a man who sent ambassadors to Hezekiah (B.C. 721). He is also called Berodach-baladan (2 Kings 20:12; 2 Chr. 20:31). (See HEZEKIAH.)

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