Anammelech
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Anammelech

answer; poverty of the king

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Anammelech

(image of the king), one of the idols worshipped by the colonists introduced into Samaria from Sepharvaim. (2 Kings 17:31) He was worshipped with rites resembling those of Molech, and is the companion-god to Adrammelech.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Anammelech

See ADRAMMELECH.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of the gods worshipped by the people of Sepharvaim, who colonized Samaria (2 Kings 17:31). The name means "Anu is king." It was a female deity representing the moon, as Adrammelech (q.v.) was the male representing the sun.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANAMMELECH

a-nam'-e-lek (`anammelekh = Assyrian Anu-malik, "Anu is the prince"): A Babylonian (?) deity worshipped by the Sepharvites in Samaria, after being transported there by Sargon. The worship of Adrammelech (who is mentioned with Anammelech) and Anammelech is accompanied by the sacrifice of children by fire: "The Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim" (2 Kings 17:31). This passage presents two grave difficulties. First, there is no evidence in cuneiform literature that would point to the presence of human sacrifice, by fire or otherwise, as part of the ritual; nor has it been shown that the sculptures or bas-reliefs deny this thesis.

Much depends upon the identification of "Sepharvaim"; if, as some scholars hold, Sepharvaim and Sippar are one and the same cities, the two deities referred to are Babylonian. But there are several strong objections to this theory. It has been suggested that Sepharvaim (Septuagint, seppharin, sepphareimi) is rather identical with "Shabara'in," a city mentioned in the Babylonian Chronicle as having been destroyed by Shalmaneser IV. As Sepharvaim and Arpad and Hamath are grouped together (2 Kings 17:24; 2 Kings 18:34) in two passages, it is probable that Sepharvaim is a Syriac city. Sepharvaim may then be another form of "Shabara'in," which, in turn, is the Assyrian form of Sibraim (Ezekiel 47:16), a city in the neighborhood of Damascus (of Halevy, ZA, II, 401). One objection to this last is the necessity for representing "c" by "sh"; this is not necessarily insurmountable, however. Then, the attempt to find an Assyrian etymology for the two god-names falls to the ground. Besides, the custom of sacrifice by fire was prevalent in Syria. Secondly, the god that was worshipped at Sippar was neither Adrammelech nor Anammelech but Samas. It is improbable, as some would urge, that Adrammelech is a secondary title of the tutelary god of Sippar; then it would have to be shown that Anu enjoyed special reverence in this city which was especially consecrated to the worship of the Sun-god. (For "Anu" see ASSYRIA.) It may be that the text is corrupt. See also ADRAMMELECH.

H. J. Wolf

Strong's Hebrew
6048. Anammelek -- an Assyr. god
... an Assyr. god. Transliteration: Anammelek Phonetic Spelling: (an-am-meh'-lek) Short
Definition: Anammelech. ... god NASB Word Usage Anammelech (1). Anammelech. ...
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Library

The Woman of Samaria
... with their old heathen idolatry, and made gods of their own, and some of them even
burnt their children in the fire, to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of ...
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Thesaurus
Anammelech (1 Occurrence)
... qv) was the male representing the sun. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
ANAMMELECH. a-nam'-e-lek (`anammelekh = Assyrian Anu-malik ...
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Anam'melech (1 Occurrence)
Anam'melech. Anammelech, Anam'melech. Anan . Multi-Version Concordance
Anam'melech (1 Occurrence). ... (See RSV). Anammelech, Anam'melech. Anan . Reference ...
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Nibhaz (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt
their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim ...
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Ivvah (3 Occurrences)
... of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?" and 17:31, where the gods of Sepharvaim are
stated to be Adrammelech and Anammelech, raise serious difficulties. ...
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Tartak (1 Occurrence)
... 2 Kings 17:31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt
their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim ...
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Anamites (2 Occurrences)

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Adram'melech (3 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt
their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim ...
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Adra
... ADRAMMELECH and ANAMMELECH a-dram'-el-ek and a-nam'-el-ek ('adhrammelekh and
`anammelekh, apparently, according to Assyrian usage, "Adar is prince," "Anu is ...
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Adrammelech (3 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt
their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim ...
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Avites (2 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 17:31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their
children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. ...
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