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Nergal (ner'gal), man-devourer, great hero. An idol of the Cuthites. 2 Kings 17:30. The Jewish rabbins fancied that this idol was figured by a cock. It is now very commonly supposed to be the planet Mars. The word is used in titles, as Nergal-sharezer, the name of two princes of Babylon. Jeremiah 39:8; Jeremiah 39:13.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Nergal'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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