GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Babylonian) the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu.
- n. the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu
“Cyrus now claimed to be the legitimate successor of the ancient Babylonian kings and the avenger of Bel-Merodach, who was wrathful at the impiety of Nabonidus in removing the images of the local gods from their ancestral shrines to his capital Babylon.”
“Bel-Merodach, along with its immediate surroundings.”
“Bel-Merodach by describing his contest with Tiamat, the dragon of chaos.”
“Bel-Merodach at Babylon, and thereby been accepted as his adopted son and the inheritor of the old Babylonian empire.”
“A recollection of his former power survived, however, at Babylon, where Bel-Merodach adopted the king before his right to rule was allowed.”
“Then he was solemnly declared king in the temple of Bel-Merodach, which had again risen from its ruins, and Babylon became the second capital of the empire.”
“Bel-Merodach (Bel-Marduk) to its old home, and to re-people the city with such of the priests and the former population as had survived massacre.”
“E-sagila was robbed of its treasures, images of deities were either broken in pieces or sent to Nineveh: the statue of Bel-Merodach was dispatched to Asshur so that he might take his place among the gods who were vassals of Ashur.”
“Belos (Bel-Merodach), who, they (apparently the Babylonians) say, is the fabricator of the world -- the creator.”
“The choice fell upon Merodach, the Belus (Bel-Merodach) of Damascius's paraphrase, and at once met with an enthusiastic reception.”
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