American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
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.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Answer; poverty of the king
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
The idol of Sepharvaim, introduced into Samaria by the Assyrian settlers (2 Kings 17:31). The name means "statue of the king," Moloch. Adrammelech is the sun's male power; Anammelech, the female power. (See ADRAMMELECH.)
1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(Babylonian: Anu is prince)
A god, whose worship the Sepharvites introduced and perpetuated in Samaria, after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Israel and the capture of the capital by Sargon, King of Assyria (4Kings 17); probably another name for the Babylonian god Anu. To Anammelech the Sepharvites offered their children in holocaust.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ANAMMELECH . A god worshipped by captives transplanted from Sepharvaim to Samaria by the Assyrians ( 2 Kings 17:24 ). As human sacrifice ( 2 Kings 17:31 ) was the most prominent rite connected with the god’s worship, the name, which might be interpreted as meaning ‘Anu is prince,’ in all probability owes its origin to a scribal endeavour to identify the god with Molech, in whose cult a similar practice existed. See also Adrammelech.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
One of the gods of Sepharvaim, whose worship was introduced by the colonists into Samaria. It was considered to be the female power of the sun, as Adrammelech was the male. 2 Kings 17:31 .
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Anammelech. See Adrammelech.
Anammelech - Anammelech
Adrammelech - The male power of the sun; as Anammelech is the female, sister deity. Adrammelech was represented as a peacock or a mule; Anammelech as a pheasant or a horse
Adrammelech (1) - 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
Anammelech - Adrammelech is the sun's male power; Anammelech, the female power
Adrammelech - 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
Anammelech - To Anammelech the Sepharvites offered their children in holocaust
Anammelech - Anammelech
Adrammelech - They made their children pass through the fire in honor of this deity, and of another called Anammelech, "image of the king
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)
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
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
Human Sacrifice - by Sargon II, burned their children as offerings to Adrammelech and Anammelech (2 Kings 17:31 )
Idol - Adrammelech was the male, and Anammelech the female, power of the sun