Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

Get access

Anammelech ענמלך
(465 words)

I. Name

Anammelech is a god whom the people of Sepharvaim, settled in Samaria by the Assyrians, worshipped beside Adrammelech, 2 Kgs. 17.31. On Sepharvaim as a West Semitic settlement in Babylonia, see Adrammelech.

II. Identity

Many explain the divine name as a combination of Babylonian Anu with West Semitic melek, ‘Anu is king’ (Gray 1977: 596; cf. J. A. Montgomery & H. S. Gehman, Kings [ICC; Edinburgh 1951] 476; M. Cogan & H. Tadmor, II Kings [AB 11; New York 1988] 212). However, the ancient Sume…

Cite this page
A. R. Millard, “Anammelech ענמלך”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Anammelech>



▲   Back to top   ▲