Evil-merodach @ Merodach's man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon ( 2Kings:25:27; Jeremiah:52:31-34). He seems to have reigned but two years (B.C. 562-560). Influenced probably by Daniel, he showed kindness to Jehoiachin, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years. He released him, and "spoke kindly to him." He was murdered by Nergal-sharezer=Neriglissar, his brother-in-law, who succeeded him Jeremiah:39:3Jeremiah:39:13).