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Adrammelech

Adrammelech [N] [H] [S]

Adar the king.

  • 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.
  • A son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria ( 2 Kings 19:37 ; Isaiah 37:38 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Adrammelech". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Adrammelech [N] [E] [S]

    the cloak
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Adrammelech'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Adrammelech [N] [E] [H]

    (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 with Adrammelech as a companion god, the female power of the sun.
    2. Son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who, with his brother Sharezer, murdered their father in the temple of Nisroch at Nineveh, after the failure of the Assyrian attack on Jerusalem. The parricides escaped into Armenia. ( 2 Kings 19:37 ; 2 Chronicles 32:21 ; Isaiah 37:38 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Adrammelech'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.