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Strong's #6048 - עֲנַמֶּלֶךְ

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Anammelech = “image of the king”

1) an Assyrian false god introduced to Israel during the monarchy; worshipped with rites resembling those of Molech; companion god of ‘Adrammelech’

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (1)
2 Kings 1
NAS (1)
2 Kings 1
HCS (1)
2 Kings 1
BSB (1)
2 Kings 1
ESV (1)
2 Kings 1
WEB (1)
2 Kings 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 עֲנַמֶּ֫לֶךְ proper name, of a divinity of סְפַרְוַיִם (q. v.) 2 Kings 17:31, Ανημελεχ (omitted by ᵐ5 L); = Assyrian Anu-malik according to Schr COT on the passage, but dubious, see Kit on the passage and references; Che Expos. Times, June, 1898,429 reads ענומלך, and insert also 2 Kings 19:37 (before אלהיו); compare also Hal cited below עֲנָת.

I. ענן (√ of following, perhaps originally cover, as Sabean ענן = טֿלל (Hebrew צלל), DHM Epigr. Denkm. 26f.; or < Arabic appear, present oneself, specifically intervene as an obstacle (Lane; compare Lag BN 103), hence clouds, as intervening, and so obstructing; compare Late Hebrew עָנָן cloud = Biblical Hebrew (rare), verb denominative Pi`el עִנֵּן as Biblical Hebrew; ᵑ7עֲנָנָא, Syriac clouds).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

עֲנַמֶּלֶךְ [Anammelech], pr.n. of the idol of the Sepharvites; it occurs once, 2 Kings 17:31. The word appears to be blended of ענם = صنم an image, a statue, and מֶלֶךְ a king; or, as was supposed by Hyde (De Rel. Vett. Persarum, p. 131), from غنم cattle, and מֶלֶךְ; hence, the flock of stars, i.e. the constellation Cepheus, which is called by the Orientals كواكب الفر ق the stars of the flock, and الر اعى والغنم the shepherd and flock. The former part of this word is found also in the name Ἐνεμεσσάρ (Tob_1:2, 13, 15, 16 ).

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List of Word Forms
וַֽעֲנַמֶּ֖לֶךְ וענמלך vaanamMelech wa‘ănammeleḵ wa·‘ă·nam·me·leḵ
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