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Strong's #192 - אֱוִיל מְרֹדַךְ

ʼĔvîyl Mᵉrôdak
ev-eel' mer-o-dak'
of Aramaic derivation and probably meaning soldier of Merodach
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Evil Merodach = “man of Merodach”

1) son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Neo-Babylonian empire, 562-560 BC

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
NAS (2)
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
HCS (2)
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
BSB (2)
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
ESV (2)
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
WEB (2)
2 Kings 1
Jeremiah 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֱוִיּל מְרֹדַךְ proper name, masculine (Babylonian Avêl (Amêl) Maruduk, man of Merodach) son & successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, B.C. 562-60, 2 Kings 25:27 (see COT) = Jeremiah 52:31.

I. אול ( be foolish, compare יאל, & Arabic grow thick (of fluids)).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֱוִיל מְרֹדַךְ [Evil-merodach], pr.n. of a king of Babylon, who at length liberated Jehoiachin king of Judah, who had been long held in captivity by Nebuchadnezzar, 2 Kings 25:27; Jeremiah 52:31. He succeeded Nebuchadnezzar in his dominion, and held it, according to Berosus (in Jos. c. Ap. i. 20), for two years. As to the signification, מְרֹדַךְ (which see) is the name of a Babylonian idol, and אֱוִיל in Hebrew signifies fool; but it may be taken for granted that some other noun of Assyrian or Persian origin is concealed in it, which the Jews moulded so as to resemble their own language; perhaps pleasing themselves in calling, for the sake of derision, the king of their oppressors, “the fool (worshipper) of Merodach.”

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List of Word Forms
מְרֹדַךְ֩ מרדך mə·rō·ḏaḵ merodaCh mərōḏaḵ
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