What does Adrammelech mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
וְֽאַדְרַמֶּ֨לֶךְ an idol or god of the Sepharvites 2
לְאַדְרַמֶּ֥לֶךְ an idol or god of the Sepharvites 1

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   1 an idol or god of the Sepharvites, introduced to Israel by Shalmaneser the fifth.
   2 the son and murderer of Sennacherib.
   Additional Information: Adrammelech = “honour of the king” or “Adar is prince” or “Adar is Counsellor, Decider”.
   

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adrammelech
1. Son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, Isaiah 37:38 ; 2 Kings 19:37 , who, upon returning to Nineveh after his fatal expedition against Hezekiah, was killed by his two sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, through fear, according to Jewish tradition, of being sacrificed to his idol Nisroch. They then fled to the mountains of Armenia, B. C. 713.
2. One of the gods adored by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim, who settled in Samaria, in the stead of those Israelites who were carried beyond the Euphrates. They made their children pass through fire, in honor of this false deity, and of another called Anammelech, 2 Kings 17:31 . Some think that Adrammelech represented the sun, and Anammelech the moon.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Adrammelech
1. The god of the Sepharvites, to whom they burnt their children, placed in one of the houses of the high places among the Samaritans. 2 Kings 17:31 . A sort of Adar-Mars, i.e., sun-god, who was regarded as a destroying being (Fürst).
2. One of the sons of Sennacherib who smote his father with the sword and then fled to the land of Armenia. 2 Kings 19:37 ; Isaiah 37:38 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Adrammelech
Adar the king.
An idol; a form of the sun-god worshipped by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim (2Kings 17:31), and brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria.
A son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria (2Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Adrammelech
The cloak
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Adrammelech
1. The idol of the Sepharvite colonists of Samaria planted by Assyria (2 Kings 17:31); means "burning splendor of the king" (compare Molech). The male power of the sun; as ANAMMELECH is the female, sister deity. Astrology characterized the Assyrian idolatry. Adrammelech was represented as a peacock or a mule; Anammelech as a pheasant or a horse. Children were burnt in his honor.
2. Son and murderer of Sennacherib in Nisroch's temple at Nineveh. He and Sharezer his brother escaped to Armenia (2 Kings 19:36; 2 Chronicles 32:21). Named so from the idol.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Adrammelech
(uh dram' mih lehch) Divine and personal name meaning, “Adra is king.” Probably based on earlier form Hadadmelech, “Hadad is king,” using name of Canaanite god. 1. A god of the city of Sepharvaim. The Assyrian king Sargon spread the people of Israel all over his empire and replaced them with settlers from other cities he conquered (2 Kings 17:24 ). These new settlers tried to worship Yahweh, Israel's God, as the god of the land along with the gods they brought with them. One of these gods was from the city of Sephervaim, possibly in Assyria. His worshipers sacrificed their own children to this Semitic god (2 Kings 17:31-33 ). 2 . Murderer of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, during the king's worship in the temple of Nisroch (2 Kings 19:37 ). One reading of the Hebrew manuscripts describes this Adrammelech as Sennacherib's son (KJV, NIV, RSV). Other manuscripts do not have “his sons” (NAS).
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Adrammelech
the son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria. The king returning to Nineveh, after his unhappy expedition made into Judea against king Hezekiah, was killed by his two sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, while at his devotions in the temple of his god Nisroch, Isaiah 37:38 ; 2 Kings 19. It is not known what prompted these two princes to commit this parricide; but after they had committed the murder, they fled for safety to the mountains of Armenia, and their brother, Esar-haddon, succeeded to the crown.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Adrammelech (1)
was also one of the gods adored by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim, who were settled in the country of Samaria, in the room of the Israelites, who were carried beyond the Euphrates. The Sepharvaites made their children pass through the fire in honour of this idol, and another, called Anammelech, 2 Kings 17:31 . The Rabbins say, that Adrammelech was represented under the form of a mule; but there is much more reason to believe that Adrammelech meant the sun, and Anammelech the moon; the first signifying the magnificent king, the second the gentle king, —many eastern nations adoring the moon as a god, not as a goddess.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Adrammelech
Adrammelech (a-drăm'me-lĕk), splendor of the king, or fire king. 1. One of the idols adored by the Sepharvaim, who were settled in Samaria. They made their children pass through the fire in honor of this deity, and of another called Anammelech, "image of the king." Rawlinson supposes the sun and his wife Anunit—perhaps the moon-to be referred to. 2 Kings 17:31. 2. A son of Sennacherib, who aided in slaying his father. 2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38.

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Anammelech - Adrammelech is the sun's male power; Anammelech, the female power. (See Adrammelech
Anammelech - See Adrammelech
Anammelech - See Adrammelech
Share'Zer - (prince of fire ) was a son of Sennacherib, whom, In conjunction with his brother Adrammelech, he murdered
Nisroch - Nisroch (nĭsrŏch), great eagle? An Assyrian deity in whose temple at Nineveh Sennacherib was murdered by his sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer
Sharezer - He and his brother Adrammelech murdered their father, and then fled into the land of Armenia (2 Kings 19:37 )
Adram'Melech - 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
Adrammelech (1) - The Rabbins say, that Adrammelech was represented under the form of a mule; but there is much more reason to believe that Adrammelech meant the sun, and Anammelech the moon; the first signifying the magnificent king, the second the gentle king, —many eastern nations adoring the moon as a god, not as a goddess
Sharezer - ) Sennaeherib's son and murderer, with Adrammelech
Anammelech - It was considered to be the female power of the sun, as Adrammelech was the male
Anam'Melech - ( 2 Kings 17:31 ) He was worshipped with rites resembling those of Molech, and is the companion-god to Adrammelech
Adrammelech - Son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, Isaiah 37:38 ; 2 Kings 19:37 , who, upon returning to Nineveh after his fatal expedition against Hezekiah, was killed by his two sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, through fear, according to Jewish tradition, of being sacrificed to his idol Nisroch. Some think that Adrammelech represented the sun, and Anammelech the moon
Anammelech - " It was a female deity representing the moon, as Adrammelech (q
Nis'Roch - (the great eagle ) an idol of Nineveh, in whose temple Sennacherib was worshipping when assassinated by his sons, Adrammelech and Shizrezer
Anammelech - See also Adrammelech
Adrammelech - The king returning to Nineveh, after his unhappy expedition made into Judea against king Hezekiah, was killed by his two sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, while at his devotions in the temple of his god Nisroch, Isaiah 37:38 ; 2 Kings 19
Adrammelech - Adrammelech (a-drăm'me-lĕk), splendor of the king, or fire king
Adrammelech - Adrammelech was represented as a peacock or a mule; Anammelech as a pheasant or a horse
Gods, False - Some of the false gods listed in the Bible are Adrammelech and Anammelech (2 Kings 17:31), Asherah (1 Kings 15:13; 1Ki 18:19), Ashtoreth (1 Kings 11:5; 1Ki 11:33), Baal (1 Kings 14:23; 2 Kings 23:7), Baalzebub (2 Kings 1:1-16); Luke 11:19-23), Dagon (Judges 16:23-30), Molech/Moloch (Leviticus 18:21; Lev 20:1-5), Rimmon (2 Kings 5:18, and Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14)
Sennacherib - Hezekiah, king of Judah, having refused to pay him tribute, though he afterward submitted, he invaded Judea with a great army, took several forts, and after repeated, insolent, and blasphemous messages, besieged Jerusalem; but his army being suddenly smitten with a pestilence, which cut off a hundred and eighty-five thousand in a single night, he returned to Nineveh, where he was murdered in the temple of Nisroch by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer, and was succeeded by his other son, Esar-haddon, 2 Kings 19:7 ; 2 Kings 19:13 ; 2 Kings 19:37
Sharezer - It is given 2 Kings 19:37 = Isaiah 37:38 as the name of a son of Sennacherib who with Adrammelech (which see) murdered his father
Sepharvaim - The Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the "male and female powers of the sun"; on the monuments Sepharvaim is called "Sepharvaim of the sun. "(See Adrammelech; ANAMMELECH
Adrammelech - One reading of the Hebrew manuscripts describes this Adrammelech as Sennacherib's son (KJV, NIV, RSV)
Remphan - " The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth; and the men of Cush made Nergal; and the men of Hamath made Ashima; and the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adrammelech, and Anammalach, the gods of Sepharvaim
Hadad - It is possible, also, that Adrammelech of 2 Kings 19:37 and Isaiah 37:38 should be read Adadmelech , ‘Adad is king
Sennach'Erib, - Of the death of Sennacherib nothing is known beyond the brief statement of Scripture that "as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword and escaped into the land of Armenia
Ararat - (ehr' uh rat) A mountainous region in western Asia mentioned on four occasions in the Bible: (1) the place where the ark came to rest after the flood (Genesis 8:4 ); (2) the region where Sennacherib's sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, fled for refuge after murdering their father (2 Kings 19:37 ); (3) Isaiah's version of 2 Kings 19:37 ( Isaiah 37:38 ); (4) Jeremiah's prophetic call for a war league as judgment against Babylon (Jeremiah 51:27 )
Hezekiah - " Sennacherib fled with the shattered remnant of his forces to Nineveh, where, seventeen years after, he was assassinated by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer (2 Kings 19:37 )
Sennacherib - Adrammelech
Human Sacrifice - by Sargon II, burned their children as offerings to Adrammelech and Anammelech (2 Kings 17:31 )
Sennacherib - He was murdered by two of his own sons (Adrammelech and Sharezer), and was succeeded by another son, Esarhaddon (B
Sennacherib - , his two sons Adrammelech and Sharezer assassinated him after a reign of 22 years, and Esarhaddon ascended the throne 680 B
Moloch - " Adrammelech, the Sepharvaite fire god, is related to Moloch
Sennacherib - But his career was not long; within two or three years from his return from Jerusalem, while he was paying adorations to his god Nisroch, in the temple, his two sons Adrammelech and Sharezer slew him and fled into Armenia
Idol - Adrammelech was the male, and Anammelech the female, power of the sun