Bal'adan (Heb. Baladan', בִּלאֲדָן, Bel is his lord; Sept. Βαλαδάν), a name used in a double capacity. First observes (Heb. Handw. s.v.) that, if of Shemitic origin, it corresponds to the Phoenician Baal-Adonis (בִּעִל אָדֹן, Ba'al- Adon' of coins, Numid. v. 1); but as the associate name Merodach (q.v.) is prob. not Shemitic, we may perhaps better derive Baladan from the Sanscrit bala (strength) and dhana (riches), with the sense of valiant and wealthy.
1. The father of the Babylonian king Merodach. baladan (2Ki 20:12; Isa 39:1). B.C. ante 711. See MERODACH-BALADAN.
2. A surname of MERODACH-BALADAN (Isa 39:1), or BERODACH- BALADAN SEE BERODACH-BALADAN (2Ki 20:12) himself (q.v.).