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.
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 Sumerian sk…