Adramelech

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Gender Masculine
Scripts אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ(Hebrew) Αδραμελεχ(Greek)
Other Forms FormsAdrammalech, Adrammelech, Adramelek, Adar-malik

Meaning & History

Latin form of אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ (Adar-malik) meaning "king of fire" in Hebrew. This was the name of a Babylonian deity to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (II Kings xvii, 31). He is possibly the sun god worshipped at Sippar (Sepharvaim). In 'Paradise Lost', Milton refers to Adramelech as an "idol of the Assyrians".
Added 10/14/2007 by LMS
Edited 8/17/2017 by LMS and SeaHorse15