Merathaim (Babylon)

Merathaim (Babylon) and surrounding region

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Jeremiah 50:21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: kill and utterly destroy after them, says Yahweh, and do according to all that I have commanded you.

mer-a-tha'-im (merathayim "double rebellion"): A name used for Babylon in Jeremiah 50:21. According to Delitzsch it may be equivalent to the Babylonian Marratun, i.e. land by the nar Marratu, "the bitter river" (Persian Gulf) = Southern Babylonia (OHL, under the word).

Strong's Hebrew
H4850: Merathayim

perhaps "double rebellion," another name for Bab.

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