Merodach-baladan

Merodach-baladan

(mĕr`ōdăk-băl`ədăn), fl. 722–702 B.C., Chaldaean prince, who usurped (721) the Babylonian throne. Sargon of Assyria put down the allies of Merodach-baladan in Syria and Palestine and eventually drove (c.710) the usurper from Babylon. After Sargon's death, Merodach-baladan reoccupied (703–702) the throne. During his rule of Babylonia, he strengthened the Chaldaean Empire. He is also called Baladan and Berodach-baladan.
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59-65) to describe the flight of Merodach-Baladan, and in Sargon's (Fuchs, Die Inschriften Sargons II, 114, 11.
that is, to the events of the campaign to unseat Merodach-Baladan and bring Babylonia under Assyrian control.
55) states that the land is well and the guard is strong and that Merodach-Baladan is in Babylon; if that is so, can the vice-regal Bel-ibni also be in Babylon?
Dietrich considers that these reports refer to the renewed political activity of Merodach-Baladan after the death of Sargon in 705 and that they reflect alarm on the part of the commanders.
92) by Marduk-apal-iddina I and II, the latter the biblical Merodach-Baladan (sic); the meaningless reading Lamgi-Mari seems to be preferred to the now generally accepted Ishqi-Mari.
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