Definition of Merodach

1. Noun. The chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu.

Exact synonyms: Baal Merodach, Bel-merodach, Marduk
Geographical relationships: Babylon
Generic synonyms: Semitic Deity

Lexicographical Neighbors of Merodach

Merkel's muscle
Merkel's tactile cell
Merkel's tactile disk
Merkel cell tumour
Merlangus merlangus
Merluccius bilinearis
Merodach (current term)
Merovingian dynasty
Merrifield knife
Merrifield synthesis

Literary usage of Merodach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"Still a certain dus- to have been maintained between The golden image in the great temple ms to have been worshipped distinctly than Merodach, while other ..."

2. A History of Babylonia and Assyria by Robert William Rogers (1900)
"respects he had as much power and influence as though he were called king.1 In the next month Sargon began his campaign against Merodach-baladan. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1902)
"Nebuchadrezzar was devoted to him ; amone his many expressions of homage he even styles Marduk ilu baniya 'god my begetter.' Merodach (Marduk) enters into ..."

4. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1896)
"Such is the history of Merodach, the chief god of the Babylonians, who was also greatly honoured by the Assyrians. Yet, strange to say, there are fewer ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1908)
"THE LEGEND OF Merodach.1 BY THEOPHILUS G. PINCHES. It will probably be long ere the last word has been said, or even nearly said, concerning Merodach, ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Merodach is also brought into close connection with Nebo, ... A close relationship existed between the New Year's feast of Merodach and the Purim of the ..."

7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"He was the tutelar god of Babylon from an early period, and the Babylonian kings were often named after him, as Merodach-baladan and Evil-merodach, ..."

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