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  • ID: I97975
  • Name: Evil-Merodach (Amel-Marduk) (Awil-Marduk) of Nebuchadnezzar II of Nabopolassar
  • Surname: Nebuchadnezzar II of Nabopolassar
  • Given Name: Evil-Merodach (Amel-Marduk) (Awil-Marduk) of
  • Prefix: King
  • Nickname: Evil-Merodach of 2 Kings
  • _AKA: OR "EVIL-MERODACH"; KING OF BABYLON 562-560 BC
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 0600 BC in Babylon 1 2
  • Death: 0560 BC
  • _UID: 8927C237F65C6F4ABE9AB4C58DF5001A2110
  • _PRIMARY: Y
  • PEDI: foster
  • Event: Reign from 0562 BC to 0560 Babylonia 3
  • Note:

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  • Change Date: 11 Feb 2006 at 00:00:00



    Father: Nebuchadnezzar II (Nabuchadrezzer) (Nabu-Na'id) (Nabu-Kudurri Usur) (Nabu-Kudurri-User) (Nidintu-Bel) of Nabopolassar b: 0630 BC in Babylon

    Father: Associates of King Jehoiachin b: ABT 0605 BC

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has No Children Associates of King Evil-Merodach of Nebuchadnezzar I foster b: ABT 0595 BC in Babylon
      2. Has No Children AKA King (Evil-Merodach) Awil-Marduk of Nebuchadnezzar I foster b: ABT 0595 BC in Babylon
      3. Has No Children AKA King (Evil-Merodach) Amel-Marduk of Nebuchadnezzar I foster b: ABT 0595 BC in Babylon

      Sources:
      1. Title: Second book of Kings
        Note: 2Ki 25:27 -
        And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Ju dah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach kin g of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Ju dah out of prison;
      2. Title: Book of Jeremiah
        Note: Jer 52:31 -
        And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Ju dah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach kin g of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, a nd brought him forth out of prison,
      3. Title: Reading the Old Testament
        Author: Bandstra, Barry L.
        Publication: http://www.hope.edu/academic/religion/bandstra/RTOT/RTOT.HTM
        Note:
        1999, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, California
        Note:
        Table 13.5 Kings and Prophets of the Babylonian Period
        (http://www.hope.edu/academic/religion/bandstra/RTOT/CH13/CH13_2.HTM)
      4. Title: LDS Bible Dictionary
        Note: BD EVIL-MERODACH
        Son of Nebuchadnezzar and king of Babylon 561-559 B.C. (2 Kgs. 25: 27; Jer. 52: 31). He was k illed by his brother-in-law, Neriglissar, who then became king.
      5. Title: Nave's Topical Bible, 1962
        Author: Orville Nave
        Publication: http://www.studylight.org/con/ntb/
        Note: Evil-merodach -
        * (Son and successor of King Nebuchadnezzar)
        * Released Jehoiachin from prison
        2 Kings 25:27-30; Jeremiah 52:31-34
      6. Title: ATS Bible Dictionary
        Author: Mathew George Easton
        Publication: 1897, http://www.studylight.org/dic/ats/
        Note: EVIL-MERODACH
        The son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, B. C. 561. His friendly treatment o f Jehoiachin the captive king of Judah, in releasing him from prison and variously distinguis hing him above other captives, is mentioned to his praise, 2 Kings 25:27; Jeremiah 52:31- 34 . His reign and life were cut short by a conspiracy, headed by Neriglissar his sister?s husba nd, who succeeded him.
      7. Title: Easton's Bible Dictionary
        Publication:
        Note: Evil-merodach -
        Merodach's man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (2 Kings 25:27; Jere miah 52:31,34). He seems to have reigned but two years (B.C. 562-560). Influenced probably b y Daniel, he showed kindness to Jehoiachin, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-sev en years. He released him, and "spoke kindly to him." He was murdered by Nergal-sharezer=Neri glissar, his brother-in-law, who succeeded him (Jeremiah 39:3,13).
      8. Title: Holman's Bible Dictionary
        Publication: http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/
        Note: EVIL-MERODACH
        (ee' vihl-mih roh' dach) Babylonian royal name meaning, ?worshiper of Marduk.? Babylonian kin g (562-560 B.C.) who treated Jehoiachin, king of Judah, with kindness (2 Kings 25:27). The Ba bylonian form of the name is Amel-Marduk. He was the son of Nebuchadrezzar. See Babylon.
      9. Title: Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
        Publication: http://www.studylight.org/lex/heb/
        Note: Evil Merodach = "man of Merodach"
        1. son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Neo-Babylonian empire, 562-560 BC
      10. Title: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
        Publication:
        Note: EVIL-MERODACH
        e-vil-me-ro'-dak; -mer'-o-dak 'ewil merodhakh; Septuagint Eueialmarodek; so B in K, but B i n Jeremiah, and A and Q in both places much corrupted:
        The name of the son and immediate successor of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. The Babylo nian form of the name is Amelu- Marduk, that is, "man of Marduk." About 30 contract tablets d ated in this reign have been found. They show that Evil-merodach reigned for two years and ab out five months. He is said by Berosus to have conducted his government in an illegal and imp roper manner, and to have been slain by his sister's brother, Nergalshar-ucur, who then reign ed in his stead. Evil- merodach is said in 2 Kings 25:27-30 and in the parallel passage in Je remiah 52:31-34 to have taken Jehoiachin, king of Judah, from his prison in Babylon, where h e seems to have been confined for 37 years, to have clothed him with new garments, to have gi ven him a seat above all the other kings, and to have allowed him to eat at the king's tabl e all the days of his life. It is an undesigned coincidence, that may be worthy of mention, t hat the first dated tablet from this reign was written on the 26th of Elul, and Jeremiah 52:3 1 says that Jehoiachin was freed from prison on the 25th of the same month.
      11. Title: Wikipedia
        Publication: http://en.wikipedia.org
        Note: Amel-Marduk (d. 560 BC), called Evil-merodach in the Hebrew Bible, was the son and successo r of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon. He reigned only two years (562 - 560 BC). According t o the Biblical Book of Kings, he pardoned and released Jehoiachin, king of Judah, who had bee n a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years. Allegedly because Amel-Marduk tried to modif y his father's policies, he was murdered by Nergal-sharezer (Neriglissar), his brother-in-law , who succeeded him.
        (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amel-Marduk)
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