The Bible states that Amel-Marduk freed Jeconiah, king of Judah, after 37 years of imprisonment in Babylon, the only concrete political act attributed to Amel-Marduk in any extant source. Though such acts of clemency are known from accession ceremonies, and in this case may have been connected to the celebration of the Babylonian New Year's ...
EVIL-MERODACH (Eʹvil-me·roʹdach) [man of Marduk; also called Amel-Marduk]. The oldest son of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar and his immediate successor to the throne in 580 B.C.E. Evil-merodach receives mention in the Bible for the kindness he extended, in the year of his becoming king, to Jehoiachin the king of Judah by releasing him from the house of detention in the thirty-seventh ...
Amel-Marduk gave freedom to the King of Judah Joaquinand his people, deported to Babylon for 37 years. The Bible gives to the Chaldean King Evil-Merodachname, with the meaning of damn fool, terms derived from the Akkadian am [w] the Marduk, 'Marduk man'. Ignored all matters relating to its foreign policy.
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Dec 30, 2016 · Scripture Text: (click to open in a new window or tab)Jeremiah 52:31 – 34. A minor historical footnote brings to close the record of Jeremiah’s ministry. After a reign of some 45 years, Nebuchadnezzar is succeeded by his son Evil-Merodach (Amel-Marduk in Babylonian).
Nebuchadnezzar II was a Babylonian king around 605 B.C. and was the second king in the Chaldean dynasty. He was born in 635 B.C. and died in the October of 562 B.C. He became King in 605 B.C. 3 weeks after his father’s death. He was 30 years old when he became king and reigned for 44 years. When he died his son, Amel-Marduk took over the throne.
We can be sure that Jehoiachin was released when Amel-Marduk became king, after his father Nebuchadnezzar had died. Why Amel-Marduk released the former king of Judah is not known, but a recent theory is that as a crown prince, the Babylonian had fallen victim to a court intrigue and had been sent to prison. There, he may have met Jehoiachin.