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Adrammelech אדרמלך
(630 words)

I. Name

Adrammelech is a god worshipped by the people of Sepharvaim whom the Assyrians settled in Samaria, coupled with Anammelech, 2 Kgs. 17.31.

II. Identity

No attempt to identify Sepharvaim or its deities has yet commanded general acceptance. An interesting proposal has been produced by Zadok (1976). Building on a study by Driver (1958) he argued that the place was Assyrian Saparrê, Babylonian Sipirani, from a putative Siprayn, situated in Chaldaea, south of Nippur. Its inhabitan…

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A. R. Millard, “Adrammelech אדרמלך”, 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 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Adrammelech>

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