Origin of the name ANAMMELECH.
Etymology of the name ANAMMELECH.
Meaning of the baby name ANAMMELECH.
[Hebrew Anammelek (עֲנַמֶּלֶךְ), from Hebrew
Anam = "an image"
and melek = "king" (Gesenius). But Anam is now believed to
be from Anu-malik
("Anu is prince"), a Babylonian god, who presided over the sky, and had for his
consort a goddess Anunit].
One of the
two leading "gods" worshipped by the people of Sepharvaim (the
two Sipparas) on opposite banks of the Euphrates. One of these
portions of the city was distinguished as Sippara of Samas or the
Sun-god, and the other as Sippara Anunit (see the
etymology). The inhabitants of the city when brought to colonise
Samaria woshipped Anammelech with Adrammelech,
another Babylonish deity by burning their children in the fire (2 Kings
xvii. 31). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter,