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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Anammelech

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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.

N. Koenig.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Anammelech'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/a/anammelech.html. 1909.

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