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Adrammelech (son of Sennacherib)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib who, along with his brother Sharezer, assassinated him and escaped (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38). This event is also referred to in the Babylonian Chronicles, and alternate versions of the name appear in the writings of Josephus, Abydenus, and Polyhistor.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech, Son of Sennacherib
Adrammelech, Son of Sennacherib (אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ‎, adrammelekh). A son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib who, along with his brother Sharezer, assassinated him and escaped (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38). This event is also referred to in the Babylonian Chronicles, and alternate versions of the name appear in the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech (Person)
ADRAMMELECH (PERSON) [Heb ʾadrammelek (אַדְרַמֶּלֶך)]. According to 2 Kgs 19:37 (= Isa 37:38), one of the sons of the Assyrian king Sennacherib who, along with his brother Sharezer, assassinated their father. This Adrammelech may be identical with Arda-Mulishi, who is identified as a son of Sennacherib
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adrammelech
Adrammelech. 1. 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 refer to this assassination but do not name the sons.See Sennacherib.2. Deity
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adrammelech
Adrammelech ə-dramʹə-lek [Heb. ’aḏrammeleḵ—‘Ader is king’ (in Assyr. usage ‘Adar is prince’)]. A son of Sennacherib king of Assyria—one of the two sons who slew him and escaped, indirectly leading to the accession of Esarhaddon (2 K. 19:37; Isa. 37:38). Mention of the incident is found in the Babylonian
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 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 (Person)
Adrammelech (Heb. ʾaḏrammeleḵ) (PERSON)One of the two sons of Sennacherib of Assyria who, with his brother, murdered his father and escaped to the land of Ararat (2 Kgs. 19:36–37 = Isa. 37:37–38). Variant forms of the name are found in the works of Abydenus and Polyhistorus.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech (Person)
ADRAMMELECH [ə drămˊə lĕk] (Heb. ˒aḏrammeleḵ “Adar is king”) (PERSON). One of the two sons of Sennacherib of Assyria who, with his brother, murdered his father and escaped to the land of Ararat (2 Kgs. 19:36–37 par. Isa. 37:37–38). Variant forms of the name are found in the works of Abydenus
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech
ADRAM´MELECH (a-dramʹmel-ek; “splendor of the king” [?]).1. A son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria. The king was dwelling at Nineveh after his disastrous expedition against Hezekiah. While worshiping his god in the house of Nisroch, Sennacherib was murdered by Adrammelech and his brother Sharezer, 681
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Adrammelech
AdrammelechAdar the king. (1.) An idol; a form of the sun-god worshipped by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:31), and brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria. (2.) A son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38).
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Relatives
Sennacherib Father
Esarhaddon Brother
Sharezer Brother
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