Adramelech (deity)

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Adramelech (also Adrammelech , Adramalech or Adrammelek , from Adar-malik = 'glorious king') is a god from Assyrian mythology , he is mentioned at the time of the repopulation by Assyrian colonists or deportees. He belongs to the group of Ba'alim , d. H. the master or ruler.

In the Bible, the 2nd Book of Kings mentions child sacrifices in his honor. In Moab , too , he was associated with human sacrifice , together with the deity Anamelech . In the Bible he was assigned a relationship with the Assyrian Moloch .

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  1. ^ A b John Gray: The Desert God ʿAṮTR in the Literature and Religion of Canaan. In: Journal of Near Eastern Studies , Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr., 1949), pp. 72-83, p. 80
  2. 2 Kings 17.31  EU