MERODACH mĭ rō’ dăk (מְרֹדַכְ). Hebrew VS of Akkad. Marduk, the Babylonian god. Merodach is the divine element in some personal names: Evil-Merodach (2 Kings 25:27; Jer 52:31), Merodach-baladan (2 Kings 20:12; Isa 39:1).
The prophet declared against Babylon that “Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed” (Jer 50:2).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
me-ro’-dak, mer’-o-dak (merodhakh): The supreme deity of the Babylonians (Jer 50:2); the Nimrod of Ge 10:8-12; and among the constellations, Orion.
See [[Astronomy]], sec. II, 11; BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA, RELIGION OF; NIMROD.