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Merodach Baladan King of Babylon
Merodach Baladan - Isaiah 39:1
 
Sennacherib's Prism Taylor's Prism
Sennacherib's Prism - Also known as Taylors Prism The cuneiform text on this clay prism documents the spread of the Assyrian Empire.
 
King Sargon Bull. Sargon's Palace
Colossal winged bull from the Palace of Sargon II. Khorsabad, Northern Iraq. British Museum.
 
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The book of Isaiah also names the historical person of Merodach Baladan. Baladan was a Chaldean / Babylonian king who successfully rebelled against Assyria in 722 BC and became the king of Babylon in 721 BC.
 
 

Merodach Baladan in Ancient Inscriptions
The Chronicle of the Market Prices (ABC 23) is a historiographical text from ancient Babylonia. It deals with the prices of commodities. The translation on the ancient text from author A.K. Grayson, Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (1975) and Jean-Jacques Glassner, Mesopotamian Chronicles (Atlanta, 2004)

Line 10 reads- "The twenty first year of Merodach Baladan"

“At that time Merodach Baladan, 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.” – Isaiah 39

 
 
Merodach Baladan and Sennacherib's Prism
Merodach Baladan’s name is also found on Sennacherib’s Prism and in the annals of Sargon of Assyria. The kings of Assyria were enemies of Merodach and the Chaldean / Babylonian empire.

The Great inscription of Sargon from his Palace at Khorsabad

Line 38 reads: "Merodach-Baladan, son of Iakin, King of Babylon"

Line 38 reads: "Merodach-Baladan, with his allies and his soldiers had the insignia of his royalty kept as in an island on the banks of the river; he arranged his plan of battle."