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Adrammelech

Meaning: “Adar the king” or “Magnificent king”

This is the name of a false-god and a prince:

  1. Adrammelech, an idol and false god associated with child sacrifice

    This was a form of the sun-god worshipped by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:31), and brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria.

    The Sepharvite burned their children as offerings to this idol (2 Kings 17:31 NKJV).

  2. Adrammelech, a rebellious son and murderer of the Assyrian King Sennacherib

    See: 2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38

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Article Version: July 1, 2021