“Merodach has given a son, (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.” One bearing this name 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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