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Sharezer (son of Sennacherib)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sharezer, Son of Sennacherib
Sharezer, Son of Sennacherib (שַׂרְאֶצֶר‎, sar'etser). A son of King Sennacherib of Assyria who killed Sennacherib with the help of his brother, Adrammelech (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sharezer (Person)
SHAREZER (PERSON) [Heb śarʾeṣer (שַׂרְאֶצֶר)]. There is one undisputed occurrence of this name in the Hebrew Bible; another is open to question. The name seems to be a form of Akk s̆arra uṣur “may (the god X) protect the king!”1. According to 2 Kgs 19:37 (= Isa 37:38), one of the sons of the Assyrian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sharezer. 1. One of the sons of Sennacherib, the king of Assyria. In 681 bc. he, along with his brother, Adrammelech, killed Sennacherib while he was praying in the house of Nisroch (2 Kgs 19:37; Is 37:38).2. One who was sent from Bethel to inquire from the priests and prophets in postexilic Jerusalem
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Son of Sennacherib king of Assyria, who with Adrammelech slew his father (2 K. 19:37 par Isa. 37:38; cf. 2 Ch. 32:21). The Babylonian Chronicle says that Sennacherib “was slain by his son in a revolt,” whereas the OT speaks of both the sons as assassins. The Chronicle, however, may refer to the actual
Sharezer shär-ēʹzər [Heb. śar-ʾeṣer]; AV also SHEREZER; NEB also BETHEL-SHAREZER (Zec. 7:2). The name of two persons in the OT. It corresponds to Akk. šar-uṣur, “protect the king,” found otherwise not as a complete name but as elements in personal names, e.g., Bel-shar-usur (i.e., Belshazzar),
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SHAREZER1. One of the sons of Sennacherib, the king of Assyria. In 681 bc he, along with his brother Adrammelech, killed Sennacherib while he was praying in the house of Nisroch (2 Kgs 19:37; Is 37:38).2. One who was sent from Bethel to inquire of the priests and prophets as to whether or not the mourning
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sharezer (shuh-ree´zuhr).1 A son of the Assyrian monarch Sennacherib who reportedly helped murder his father (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38). This act was apparently in response to Sennacherib’s declaration that a younger son, Esar-haddon, would be heir to his throne. After a brief dynastic battle, Esar-haddon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SHAREZER1. A son of Sennacherib who, with his brother Adrammelech, murdered their father while he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch, his god. They then escaped to Armenia (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38). The name Sharezer known only from these references. It is probably an abbreviation of the Akkad.
SHEREZER. A messenger sent from Bethel to inquire at the temple concerning the day of mourning in the fifth month, a time commemorating the fall of Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar (Zech 7:2). Because the Heb. text is difficult the NEB translates. “Bethel-sharezer sent Regem-melech with his men to seek the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
SHAREZER. 1. A brother of Adrammelech who with him murdered their father Sennacherib in 681 bc (2 Ki. 19:37; Is. 37:38). His name is known only from this reference and is probably an abbreviation from the Assyr.-Bab. šar-uṣur, ‘He has protected the king’, normally Prefixed by the name of a deity. By
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sharezer (Heb. karʾeṣer)1. One of the two sons of Sennacherib who murdered the Assyrian king (2 Kgs. 19:37 = Isa. 37:38), plunging the empire into a short dynastic crisis until the youngest son, Esarhaddon, returned from exile and assumed the throne in 680 b.c.e. Other than the Bible, however, there
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sharezer [shə rēˊzər] (Heb. śar˒eṣer; from Akk. šar-uṣur “may [the deity] protect the king”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
SHAREZER One of the sons of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38). Sharezer and his brother Adrammelech assassinated their father. (See Sennacherib.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Share´zer (prince of fire) was a son of Sennacherib, whom, in conjunction with his brother Adrammelech, he murdered. 2 Kings 19:37. (b.c. after 711.)
Shere´zer (prince of fire), one of the people’s messengers mentioned in Zech. 7:2.
See also
Sennacherib Father
Esarhaddon Brother
Adrammelech Brother