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Marduk מרדך
(4,125 words)

I. Name

Marduk was the god of Babylon and the supreme ruler of the Mesopotamian universe. Normally, the name Marduk is written damar.ud. The name has been treated by some as pre-Sumerian and the writing understood as a folk-etymology, whereby an unintelligible name is rendered understandable in Sumerian. It seems better, however, to treat the name as an original Sumerian name: amar.uda.ak. This agrees with the fact that the name possesses a long form: (A)marut/duk (= MT: Mĕrōdāk, LXX: Marōdak) in additio…

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T. Abusch, “Marduk מרדך”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Marduk>

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