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Jesus & Bel Merodach Parallels - A Christian Response
A.K.A. Marduk, Bel Merodach was the Mesopotamian god of thunderstorms and a fertility god. According to a text known as the 'Enuma Elish' (which dates to about 2000 years before Jesus), Bel Merodach defeated some dragons and thus gained supreme power. He was believed to be the creator of the universe and of mankind (whom he created by slaying Kingu, the champion of chaos), a god of light and life, and the ruler of destinies. You could certainly draw some minor parallels between him and the Judeo-Christian God, but not Jesus Himself.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Marduk
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