Loading…
Adrammelech (deity)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A deity of Sepharvaim whose worship included child sacrifice. Worship of Adrammelech (and Annammelech) was brought to Samaria by the natives of Sepharvaim the king of Assyria brought as settlers (2 Kgs 17:31). Neither Adrammelech nor Annammelech can be identified. The names given may be the ones used in Palestine at the time of the text’s composition.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech
Adrammelech, Deity (אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ‎, adrammelekh). A deity of Sepharvaim whose worship included child sacrifice. Worship of Adrammelech (and Annammelech) was brought to Samaria by the natives of Sepharvaim the king of Assyria brought as settlers (2 Kgs 17:31). Neither Adrammelech nor Annammelech can be
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech (Deity)
ADRAMMELECH (DEITY) [Heb ʾadrammelek (אַדְרַמֶּלֶך)]. In 2 Kgs 17:31 it is reported that the Babylonians who were resettled in Samaria “burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.” The place name “Sepharvaim” may refer to the Babylonian city of Sippar, but
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adrammelech and Anammelech
Adrammelech and Anammelech ə-namʹəl-ek [Heb. ’aḏrammeleḵ (see above) and anammeleḵ—‘Anu is king’ (in Assyr. usage ‘Anu is prince’)]. The names given by the Israelite narrator to the god or gods imported into the Samaritan land by the men of Sepharvaim whom the king of Assyria had settled there
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech
ADRAMMELECH1. Son of the Assyrian monarch Sennacherib. This Adrammelech and his brother Sharezer killed their father in the temple of Nisroch in Nineveh (2 Kgs 19:37; Is 37:38). The nonbiblical Babylonian Chronicles also refers to this assassination but does not name the sons.See also Sennacherib.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adrammelech
Adrammelech (uh-dram´uh-lek).1 A deity to whom human sacrifices were offered. He was one of the gods worshiped by the Sepharvites who were resettled in Samaria by the Assyrian ruler Sargon around 720 bce (2 Kings 17:31). See also Molech.2 One of the sons of the Assyrian ruler Sennacherib who, with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adrammelech
ADRAMMELECH1. One of the Syrian or Mesopotamian gods brought to Samaria when the kingdom of Israel fell (2 Kgs 17:31), likely the deity Adad-milki (“Adad is king”). See Gods, False.2. A son of Sennacherib. He and a brother assassinated their father and fled to Armenia (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Adrammelech
ADRAMMELECH. 1. A god brought from *Sepharvaim to Samaria, where the colonists sacrificed children to him (2 Ki. 17:31). Attempts to identify the name include ’ddr mlk, ‘The king (or Molek) is powerful’. There is no need to change to read Adad-Malik.2. One of the sons of Sennacherib, brother of Sharezer,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adrammelech
Adrammelech (Heb. ʾaḏrammeleḵ) (DEITY)A god worshipped by the Sepharvaim (2 Kgs. 17:31), a people brought by Sargon II into Samaria after its destruction in 722 b.c. Little is known about this god, who is not mentioned in any Babylonian or Assyrian writings. According to 2 Kgs. 17:31 the Sepharvaim
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech (Deity)
ADRAMMELECH [[ə drămˊə lĕk] (Heb. ˒aḏrammeleḵ “Adar is king”) (DEITY). A deity of Sepharvaim (possibly near Hamath, in Syria) worshipped together with Anammelech by the Sepharvites whom the Assyrians had moved to Samaria after the fall of the northern kingdom (722/721 B.C.). Because worship included
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Adrammelech
ADRAMMELECH אדרמלךI. Adrammelech is a god worshipped by the people of Sepharvaim whom the Assyrians settled in Samaria, coupled with →Anammelech, 2 Kgs 17:31.II. No attempt to identify Sepharvaim or its deities has yet commanded general acceptance. An interesting proposal has been produced by Zadok
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech
ADRAMMELECH (Hebrew, “the Glorious One is King”)1. A deity worshipped by the Sepharvaim, a people settled by Sargon II of Assyria in central Palestine after the conquest of Samaria in 722 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:31). Adrammelech may be the same as Hadad, the Semitic storm god.2. One of the sons of the Assyrian
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech
Adram´melech (splendor of the king).1. The name of an idol introduced into Samaria by the colonists from Sepharvaim. 2 Kings 17:31. He was worshipped with rites resembling those of Molech, children being burnt in his honor. Adrammelech was probably the male power of the sun, and Anammelech, who is mentioned
See also
Related