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MERODACH (Heb. מְרׁדַךְ), a Babylonian god (Jer. 50:2), whose name also enters into the composition of the personal names *Merodach-Baladan (= Berodach-Baladan; II Kings 20:12; Isa. 39:1), *Evil-Merodach (II Kings 25:27; Jer. 52:31), and *Mordecai.

See *Marduk.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.