Adrammelech in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(splendor of the king).
1. The name of an idol introduced into Samaria by the
colonists from Sepharvaim. 2Ki 17:31 He was worshipped with
rites resembling those of Molech, children being burnt in his
honor. Adrammelech was probably the male power of the sun, and
ANAMMELECH, who is mentioned with Adrammelech as a companion
god, the female power of the sun.
2. Son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who, with his
brother Sharezer, murdered their father in the temple of
Nisroch at Nineveh, after the failure of the Assyrian attack
on Jerusalem. The parricides escaped into Armenia. 2Ki 19:37;
2Ch 32:21; Isa 37:38