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Matthew Poole's English Annotations
on the Holy Bible

Isaiah 39



Verse 8

The history contained in this chapter is related in the same words, 2 Kings 20:12, &c., only he who here is called Merodach is there called Berodach, merely by the change of one letter, which is very usual in the Hebrew language, especially in proper names, as Dimon is put for Dibon, Isaiah 15:9, and the same man is called Nebuchadnezzar and Nebuchadrezzar. This king is called Merodach from the idol so called, Jeremiah 1:2, and Baladan from his father’s name. But whether this man was an Assyrian, or a Mede, or a Babylonian, it is not easy to determine, nor worth while to inquire. But this is certain, that about this time there were wars between the Assyrians and the Babylonians, the issue whereof was, that the latter subdued the former.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Isaiah 39:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 1685.

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