Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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I. Name

Assyrian divine name, attested as theophoric element in the name of one of the sons of Sennacherib who murdered him, Arad-Mulissu. Adrammelech (ʾadrammelek) in 2 Kgs. 19.37, par. Isa. 37.38, is a corrupted form of this Assyrian name. Greek traditions assign him the names Adramelos and Ardumuzan (M. Streck, VAB VII/1 [1916] ccxxxix–ccxl; Parpola 1980:176 notes 4–5). Parpola demonstrated that these names are corruptions of Arad-Mulissu. This human being Adrammelech = Arad-Mulissu in 2 Kgs. 19.37 and Isa. 37.38 should not be…

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M. Stol, “Mulissu”, 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 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Mulissu>

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