Character Study on Baladan

Character Study on Baladan

2 Kings 20: At that time Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
Isaiah 39: At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.

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Hitchcock's Bible Names - Berodach-Baladan
The son of death
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Merodach-Baladan
Merodach has given a son, (Isaiah 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 Chronicles 20:31 ). (See HEZEKIAH .)

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Berodach-Baladan
The king of Babylon who sent a friendly deputation to Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:12 ). In Isaiah 39:1 he is called Merodach-baladan (q.v.).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Berodach-Baladan
(See MERODACH BALADAN.)

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Merodach Baladan
From the idol Merodach and Baladan ("Bel is his lord"). Read in the Assyrian inscriptions Mardoc Erapad, or Empalin Ptolemy's canon, Merodach Baldan in Polyhistor (Eusebius, Chron. Can. 1; 5:1). Reigned twice in Babylon with an interval between. Warred with Sargon and Sennacherib successively, having thrown off allegiance to them; so naturally drawn to Hezekiah who also had cast off the Assyrian yoke. Inquiry about the astronomical wonder, the recession of the dial shadow, was the pretext; an alliance between Egypt (Isaiah 20:1;Isaiah 20:1-6), Babylon, and Judaea was the motive of the embassy (2 Chronicles 32:31). Hezekiah's display was to show his ability to support a war. G. Rawlinson (Hist. Illustr. Old Testament) thinks his embassy after Hezekiah's sickness, if in 713 B.C. as the Hebrew numbers make it (the 14th year of Hezekiah; Isaiah 38:5; 2 Kings 18:13), was in his first reign (721-709 B.C.) contemporary with Sargon.

His second reign was in 703 B.C., lasting six months and followed by Belibus in 702 B.C. It is an undesigned coincidence confirming Scripture that precisely at the time that Babylon revolted, though before and afterwards subject to Assyria, it mentions Merodach Baladan. (See BABEL; BABYLON; HEZEKIAH.) Sargon in the inscriptions says that in the 12th year of his reign he drove Merodach Baladan from Babylon after ruling 12 years. Sennacherib says in his first year he drove him out (Merodach Baladan fleeing to Nagitiraggus, an island in the sea: Isaiah 20:6), setting up Belib. Merodach Baladan it seems headed the popular party in seeking national independence. Baladan was his ancestor; but his father according to the inscriptions was Yagin or Jugaeus in Ptolemy's canon.

His sons, supported by the king of Elam, continued the struggle against Assyria under Esarhaddon, Sennacherib's son, and his grandsons against Asshur-bani-pal, Esarhaddon's son. Inscriptions say that Merodach Baladan, having been conquered in battle by Sargon, and Babylonia having been ravaged, fled to "the islands at the mouth of the Euphrates." Belib put him to death (Polyhistor, Eusebius Chron. Can. 1:5). Hincks suggests reasonably that "Sennacherib" should be omitted after "king of Assyria" (2 Kings 18:13), Sargon reigning "in the 14th year of Hezekiah." Thus, Hezekiah's sickness and the embassy of Merodach Baladan would be at this time, in the first reign of Merodach Baladan.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Baladan
He has given a son, the father of the Babylonian king (2 Kings 20:12 ; Isaiah 39:1 ) Merodach-baladan (q.v.).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Berodach Baladan
(bih roh' dach bal' uh dan) King of Babylon who wrote Hezekiah, king of Judah (2 Kings 20:12 ). Parallel passage in Isaiah 39:1 reads Merodoch Baladan, so most Bible students think Berodach resulted from a copyist's change in the text. Compare NIV, TEV, NRSV. See Merodach Baladan.



Holman Bible Dictionary - Merodach-Baladan
(mih roh' dak-bal' uh dan) Personal name meaning, “god Marduk gave an heir.” A ruler of the Bit-Yakin tribe in southern Babylonia and king of Babylon 721-711 B.C. and for a short time in 704 B.C. He was little more than a puppet of Assyria, answering to Sargon. Merodach-baladan sent envoys to King Hezekiah of Judah (Isaiah 39:1 ; 2 Kings 20:12-13 ), who inventoried the palace treasures. Two years later Sennacherib laid his ill-fated siege to the Holy City. Merodach-baladan continued to rebel against the Assyrians, coming out of exile more than once to oppose the kings of Nineveh. He eventually was beaten back to his seashore tribal lands. See Babylon ; Hezekiah ; Sargon ; Sennacherib .



People's Dictionary of the Bible - Merodach-Baladan
Merodach-baladan (me-rô'dak-băl'a-dăn), worshipper of Baal. King of Babylon. 2 Kings 20:12; Isaiah 39:1. In the former passage he is called Berodach-baladan. The name Merodach-baladan has been found in the Assyrian inscriptions. It appears there were two reigns of this king, the first from b.c. 721 to b.c. 709, when he was deposed; and the second after his recovery of the throne in b.c. 702, which lasted only half a year. He sent ambassadors to Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 32:31, about b.c. 713.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Baladan
(bal' uh dan) Akkadian personal name meaning, “God gave a son.” Father of Merodach Baladan, king of Babylon (722-711; 705-703 B.C.). See Merodach-Baladan .



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Berodach-Baladan
BERODACH-BALADAN . See Merodach-baladan.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Merodach-Baladan
MERODACH-BALADAN ( Isaiah 39:1 ; misspelt [in MT [Note: Massoretic Text.] , but not in LXX [Note: Septuagint.] ] Berodach-b . in 2 Kings 20:12 ). In Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] the name is written Marduk-bal-iddina , and means ‘Merodach has given a son.’ For his history see p. 66 f.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Baladan
One without judgment
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Merodach-Baladan
Bitter contrition
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Baladan
A king of Babylon. (2 Kings 20:12) The name seems to be a compound of Baal and Adorn, both meaning lord.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Merodach-Baladan
King of Babylon, Isaiah 39:1—signifying sorrow.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Berodach-Baladan
Berodach-Baladan. See Merodach-Baladan.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Baladan
BALADAN . See Merodach-Baladan.

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Baladan - Baladan . See Merodach-Baladan
Berodach-Baladan - BERODACH-Baladan . See Merodach-Baladan
Berodach-Baladan - Berodach-Baladan. See Merodach-Baladan
Baladan - ” Father of Merodach Baladan, king of Babylon (722-711; 705-703 B. See Merodach-Baladan
Bal'Adan - [MERODACH-Baladan]
Berodach-Baladan - (See MERODACH Baladan
Berodachbaladan - See MERODACH Baladan
Merodach - The names of Babylonish kings were also sometimes compounded with this name, as Evil-Merodach and Merodach-Baladan, Isaiah 39:1 , who is also called Berodach-Baladan in 2 Kings 20:12
Ber'Odach-Bal'Adan - (2 Kings 20:12 ) [MERODACH-Baladan]
Merodach-Baladan - Merodach-Baladan (me-rô'dak-băl'a-dăn), worshipper of Baal. In the former passage he is called Berodach-Baladan. The name Merodach-Baladan has been found in the Assyrian inscriptions
Berodach Baladan - Parallel passage in Isaiah 39:1 reads Merodoch Baladan, so most Bible students think Berodach resulted from a copyist's change in the text. See Merodach Baladan
Merodach Baladan - From the idol Merodach and Baladan ("Bel is his lord"). It is an undesigned coincidence confirming Scripture that precisely at the time that Babylon revolted, though before and afterwards subject to Assyria, it mentions Merodach Baladan. ) Sargon in the inscriptions says that in the 12th year of his reign he drove Merodach Baladan from Babylon after ruling 12 years. Sennacherib says in his first year he drove him out (Merodach Baladan fleeing to Nagitiraggus, an island in the sea: Isaiah 20:6), setting up Belib. Merodach Baladan it seems headed the popular party in seeking national independence. Baladan was his ancestor; but his father according to the inscriptions was Yagin or Jugaeus in Ptolemy's canon. Inscriptions say that Merodach Baladan, having been conquered in battle by Sargon, and Babylonia having been ravaged, fled to "the islands at the mouth of the Euphrates. " Thus, Hezekiah's sickness and the embassy of Merodach Baladan would be at this time, in the first reign of Merodach Baladan
Baladan - He has given a son, the father of the Babylonian king (2 Kings 20:12 ; Isaiah 39:1 ) Merodach-Baladan (q
Berodach-Baladan - In Isaiah 39:1 he is called Merodach-Baladan (q
Merodach-Baladan - Merodach-Baladan sent envoys to King Hezekiah of Judah (Isaiah 39:1 ; 2 Kings 20:12-13 ), who inventoried the palace treasures. Merodach-Baladan continued to rebel against the Assyrians, coming out of exile more than once to oppose the kings of Nineveh
Merodach-Baladan - MERODACH-Baladan ( Isaiah 39:1 ; misspelt [in MT [Note: Massoretic Text
Mero'Dach-Bal'Adan - (Isaiah 39:1 ) In the former place he is called Berodach-Baladan. The name of Merodach-Baladan has been recognized in the Assyrian inscriptions
Sargon - Merodach-Baladan, once king of the Chald¿an State of Bît-Yakîn, seized Babylon, and was supported by the Elamites. Sargon defeated the latter, but was obliged to leave Merodach-Baladan undisturbed for twelve years, while he subdued the northern rivals of Assyria, Armenia and its neighbours. 711 an Assyrian army was sent against Palestine, where Merodach-Baladan had been intriguing and had drawn Hezekiah into the conspiracy. Merodach-Baladan was expelled from Babylon (b
Merodach - Merodach is an element in the names of the Babylonian kings Merodach-Baladan (2 Kings 20:12 ; Isaiah 39:1 ) and Evil-Merodach (2 Kings 25:27 ; Jeremiah 52:31 )
Merodach-Baladan - He is also called Berodach-Baladan (2 Kings 20:12 ; 2 Chronicles 20:31 )
Merodach - It forms part of some kings' names, as Merodach Baladan, Evil Merodach; it is so used as early as 1650 B
Merodachbaladan - Here the king is called BERODACH-Baladan
Merodach - The name occurs in many Babylonian proper names, and appears in the Bible in Merodach-Baladan and Evil-merodach , and probably in Mordecai
Sennacherib - He was at once faced by troubles in Babylon, where Merodach-Baladan had re-established himself. He then had once more to expel Merodach-Baladan from Lower Babylonia
Chaldaea, Chaldaeans - In the time of Babylonian weakness they pushed into the country, and Merodach-Baladan was a Chaldæan usurper
Sargon - " Sargon mounted the throne the same year that Merodach Baladan ascended the Babylonian throne, according to Ptolemy's canon 721 B. ... He deposed Merodach Baladan and substituted a viceroy
Kings, Books of - 3,4Kings were finally edited after Merodach-Baladan (561-559)
Sargon - He afterwards drove Merodach-Baladan (q
Sennacherib - , crushed the revolt of Babylon, and drove away Merodach Baladan, made Belibus his officer viceroy, ravaged the Aramaean lands on the Tigris and Euphrates, and carried off 200,000 captives. ; he defeated a Chaldaean chief who headed an army in support of Merodach Baladan
Hezekiah - In the East the kingdom of Babylon under Merodach-Baladan was also making trouble for the Assyrians. We may venture to suppose that about this time he received the embassy from Merodach-Baladan (2 Kings 20:12 ff
Sennach'Erib, - Merodach-Baladan ventured on a battle, but was defeated and driven from the country
Hezekiah - Various ambassadors came to congratulate him on his recovery, and among them Merodach-Baladan, the viceroy of Babylon (2 Chronicles 32:23 ; 2 Kings 20:12 )
Babylon (2) - The names of these gods frequently appear in the names of noted princes, as Bel-shazzar, Nabo-polassar, Merodach-Baladan, Evil-merodach, Abed-nebo or -nego
Babylon, History And Religion of - , the Chaldean Marduk-apal-iddina, Merodach-Baladan of the Old Testament, ruled Babylon. Merodach-Baladan was forced to flee to Elam. Merodach-Baladan had returned from Elam to Babylon. He defeated Merodach-Baladan, who again fled
Assyria - The name of Merodach-Baladan is also found. He also made himself master of Babylonia; but this afterwards gained its independence under Merodach-Baladan. Sargon defeated Merodach-Baladan in Babylonia, but was assassinated in B
Hezekiah, King of Judah - ... Hezekiah had great riches; and when Berodach-Baladan, king of Babylon, sent ambassadors to him with a present, for they heard that he had been sick, and to inquire of the wonder that had been done in the land (doubtless the shadow going back ten degrees), Hezekiah showed them all his riches; and then he had to hear the sorrowful tidings that all he had shown them should be carried into Babylon, and his sons should be made eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon
Babylon, Kingdom of - it was seized by the Kalda or "Chaldean" prince Merodach-Baladan (2 Kings 20:12-19 ), who held it till B
Tiglath Pileser - ) we find him exacting tribute from a Merodach Baladan who ruled in southern Babylonia on the shores of the Persian gulf, a district of marsh lands for many centuries a refuge for Assyrian rebels
Assyria, History And Religion of - A rebellious king of Babylon, Merodach-Baladan, found support from Elam, Assyria's enemy to the east. , Merodach-Baladan returned some years later to reclaim the throne. Merodach-Baladan of Babylon, supported by the Elamites, had inspired the rebellion of all southern Mesopotamia
Assyria - 727 the Babylonians threw off the rule of the Assyrians, under the leadership of the powerful Chaldean prince Merodach-Baladan ( 2 Kings 20:12 ), who, after twelve years, was subdued by Sargon, who now reunited the kingdom, and ruled over a vast empire
Proselytes - ) Hezekiah's triumph over Sennacherib was followed by many bringing gifts: unto Jehovah to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 32:23); this suggested the prophecy in Psalm 87 that Rahab (Egypt) and Babylon (whose king Merodach Baladan had sent a friendly embassy to Hezekiah), Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia should be spiritually born (Psalms 51:5; Psalms 51:10; Psalms 22:31; Isaiah 66:8; John 3:3; John 3:5; both Old and New Testament teach the need of the new birth) in Jerusalem as proselytes
Babylon - About 721MerodachBaladan became king of Babylon, and in 712 he sent ambassadors to Hezekiah on hearing of his sickness. This is recorded in 2 Kings 20:12 , where he is called Berodach-Baladan
Babel - Hence, some guess that Nabonassar was her son or husband, Mardocempalus, the fourth king after him, is the Merodach or Berodach Baladan of Scripture; he reigned twice first for 12 years, contemporaneously with the Assyrian Sargon, and the second time for six months only. Then one Acises reigned a month, and Merodach Baladan held the throne six months, and was then supplanted by Belibus whom Sennacherib made his viceroy for three years and then placed his oldest son Aparanadius on the throne
Ships And Boats - There are figures of such ships, with sharp beaks for ramming, in Layard’s History of Nineveh , and Sennacherib in his expedition against Merodach-Baladan had ships manned by Tyrians
Hezekiah - In Isaiah 39, an embassy from Merodach Baladan to Hezekiah is recorded