At the same time his worship was even more strongly national than that of Merodach in Babylonia.
It is he whom later Hebrew writers have called Merodach, the name we find in the Bible.
Merodach decreed that the moon god should rule the night and measure the days, and each month he was given a crown.
Merodach Baladan had been compelled to retire from Babylonia.
There is no evidence, however, to show that the displacement of Enlil by Merodach had any legendary sanction of like character.
With thy help, Merodach, sublime god, I have erected this dwelling.
After several deities had refused the honour of becoming champion of heaven, Merodach was chosen.
Then Merodach, my great lord, inclined my heart to repair the building.
The worship of Merodach first came into prominence in the days of Khammurabi.
Merodach asked that it might be written that he should be victorious, and this was granted him.