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bitter contrition, without judgment

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Merodach has given a son, (Isaiah 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." One bearing this name sent ambassadors to Hezekiah (B.C. 721). He is also called Berodach-baladan (2 Kings 20:12; 2 Chronicles 20:31). (see HEZEKIAH.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

me-ro'-dak-bal'-a-dan, mer'-o-dak-b. (mero'dhakh bal'adhan; Marodach Baladan): The son of Baladan, is mentioned in Isaiah 39:1, as a king of Babylon who sent an embassy to Hezekiah, king of Judah, apparently shortly after the latter's illness, in order to congratulate him on his recovery of health, and to make with him an offensive and defensive alliance. This Merodach-baladan was a king of the Chaldeans of the house of Yakin, and was the most dangerous and inveterate foe of Sargon and his son Sennacherib, kings of Assyria, with whom he long and bitterly contested the possession of Babylon and the surrounding provinces. Merodach-Baladan seems to have seized Babylon immediately after the death of Shalmaneser in 721 B.C.; and it was not till the 12th year of his reign that Sargon succeeded in ousting him. From that time down to the 8th campaign of Sennacherib, Sargon and his son pursued with relentless animosity Merodach-Baladan and his family until at last his son Nabushumishkun was captured and the whole family of Merodach-Baladan was apparently destroyed. According to the monuments, therefore, it was from a worldly point of view good politics for Hezekiah and his western allies to come to an understanding with Merodach-Baladan and the Arameans, Elamites, and others, who were confederated with him. From a strategical point of view, the weakness of the allied powers consisted in the fact that the Arabian desert lay between the eastern and western members of the confederacy, so that the Assyrian kings were able to attack their enemies when they pleased and to defeat them in detail.

R. Dick Wilson

Strong's Hebrew
4757. Merodak Baladan -- a king of Babylon
... a king of Babylon. Transliteration: Merodak Baladan Phonetic Spelling: (mer-o-dak'
bal-aw-dawn') Short Definition: Merodach-baladan. ... Merodach-baladan. ...
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... At Babylon a prince named Merodach Baladan had set himself up against
Sennacherib, and sought the friendship of Hezekiah. When the ...
// chosen people/lesson ix nineveh.htm

... Meli-sipak, 15 years. Merodach-baladan I., his son, 13 years. Zamama-sum-iddin,
1-year. Bel-sum-iddin, 3 years. THE DYNASTY OF ISIN, BC1229. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/appendices.htm

History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8
... The upheaval of the entire Eastern world on the accession of Sennacherib -- Revolt
of Babylon: return of Merodach-baladan and his efforts to form a coalition ...
/.../history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 8/title page.htm

Babylonia and Assyria
... One of them, Merodach-baladan, succeeded in making himself master of Babylonia,
and from that time forward the Kalda became so integral a part of the ...
/.../early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter vi babylonia and assyria.htm

Sennacherib (705-681 BC )
... in Pinches' Canon by three kings who are said to have reigned as follows: Sennacherib,
two years; Marduk-zakir-shumu, one month; Merodach-baladan, nine months. ...
/.../chapter isennacherib 705-681 b c.htm

For whom and with what Object Written.
... See also Sayce's art. in Hastings' DB on Merodach-Baladan, where M. seems identified
with Bel; also art. Merodach. [66] Daniel, Oxf. 1792, p. 40. ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/for whom and with what 3.htm

The Ambassadors from Babylon
... Their king, Merodachbaladan, upon learning that this miracle had been wrought as
a sign to the king of Judah that the God of heaven had granted him a new lease ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 29 the ambassadors from.htm

Sargon of Assyria (722-705 BC )
... The origin of Sargon II.: the revolt of Babylon, Merodach-baladan and Elam"The kingdom
of Elam from the time of the first Babylonian empire; the conquest's ...
/.../chapter iiisargon of assyria 722-705.htm

The Greater Prophets.
... invasion and overthrow; of Hezekiah's sickness and miraculous recovery, and of his
sin in connection with the mission of Merodach-baladan's servants. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxii the greater prophets.htm

... This is followed by another prophecy of the Babylonian exile, occasioned by an embassy
sent to Hezekiah by Merodach Baladan, king of Babylon (xxxix.). ...
// to the old testament/isaiah.htm

Merodachbaladan (1 Occurrence)
... worldly point of view good politics for Hezekiah and his western allies to come
to an understanding with Merodach-Baladan and the ...Merodachbaladan (1 Occurrence ...
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Merodach-baladan (2 Occurrences)
... Merodachbaladan, Merodach-baladan. Mer'odach-bal'adan . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
Merodachbaladan, Merodach-baladan. Mer'odach-bal'adan . Reference Bible
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Baladan (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary He has given a son, the father of the Babylonian
king (2 Kings 20:12; Isaiah 39:1) Merodach-baladan (qv). Int. ...
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Chaldeans (82 Occurrences)
... Chaldaioi): 1. Geographical Position Seats of the Chaldeans 2. Originally
Sumero-Akkadian 3. History of the Chaldean Tribes 4. Merodach-baladan and Sargon ...
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Chaldea (8 Occurrences)
... Chaldaioi): 1. Geographical Position Seats of the Chaldeans 2. Originally
Sumero-Akkadian 3. History of the Chaldean Tribes 4. Merodach-baladan and Sargon ...
/c/chaldea.htm - 25k

Sargon (1 Occurrence)
...Merodach-baladan of Kaldu, who paid tribute to previous rulers, on the change of ...
In 710 BC Sargon directed his attention to Merodachbaladan, who no longer ...
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Sennacherib (13 Occurrences)
... by name. He ruled only a month, having been driven out by the irrepressible
Merodach-baladan, who again appeared on the scene. In ...
/s/sennacherib.htm - 18k

Illness (15 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 20:12 At that time, Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon,
sent letters with an offering to Hezekiah, because he had news that Hezekiah ...
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Mer'odach-bal'adan (1 Occurrence)
Mer'odach-bal'adan. Merodach-baladan, Mer'odach-bal'adan. Mero'dach-bal'adan . ...
(See RSV). Merodach-baladan, Mer'odach-bal'adan. Mero'dach-bal'adan . ...
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Hezekiah (124 Occurrences)
... in 2 Kings 20:1, 2 Chronicles 32:24, Isaiah 38:1. Various ambassadors came to
congratulate him on his recovery, and among them Merodach-baladan, the viceroy of ...
/h/hezekiah.htm - 72k

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