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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.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Adrammelech'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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