Hebrew - God is anu prince. 2 Kings 17:31.
God's people Sepharvaim (Assyrian) where the Assyrian king brought many captives to colonize the cities of Samaria - Capital of Israel after the division of the kingdom, that Shalmaneser II, king of Assyria, brought to colonize the cities of Samaria, after have led to that country the inhabitants captive (2 Kings 17:31) says:
Samaria, which is also revered Anammelech
2 Kings 17:31 (King James Version)
"And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim."
"The Avites made Nibhaz and; the Sepharvites burnt their children in sacrifice to Adrammelech Anammelech and the gods of Hamath." (NIV).
This false god was adored with rites similar to those of Moloch, that is, with sacrifices of children.
The Avites was a primitive people of Canaan. He lived in camps, nomads, south of the lowland in the great western plains.