Molech


Molech
A god to whom children were sacrificed at Tophet near Jerusalem; the idolatrous practice is condemned (Lev. 18:21; 2 Kgs. 23:10; Jer. 32:35). Evidently the reforms of Josiah were not able to eradicate this remnant of heathen Canaanite religion.

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  • Molech — Mo lech, prop. n. [Heb. molek king.] (Script.) The fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch. Lev. xviii. 21. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molech — Molech, Gottheit, s. Moloch …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Molech — [mō′lek΄] n. [LL(Ec) Moloch < Gr(Ec) (in LXX) < Heb mōlōkh, mōlekh] 1. an ancient Phoenician and Ammonite god, to whom children were sacrificed by burning 2. anything demanding terrible sacrifice …   English World dictionary

  • Molech — Moloch ist die biblische Bezeichnung für phönizische kanaanäische Opferriten, die nach der biblischen Überlieferung die Opferung von Kindern durch Feuer vorsahen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Vorkommen und Bedeutung 2 Referenzen 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Molech — /moh lek/, n. Moloch (defs. 1, 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • MOLECH —    See MOLOCH …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Molech — /ˈmoʊlɛk/ (say mohlek) noun → Moloch …   Australian English dictionary

  • Molech — noun god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children • Syn: ↑Moloch • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Semitic deity * * * /moh lek/, n. Moloch (defs. 1, 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • MOLOCH qui et MOLECH et MILCHOM — MOLOCH, qui et MOLECH, et MILCHOM Latine regnans, aut consiliarius, princeps Deorum, non Ammonitis solum, sed et Moabitis, apud Hierosolymam aliquando in valle Gehenna, elegans tabernaculum, et magnificum idolum habuit, quod inter omnia idola… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Moloch — For other uses, see Moloch (disambiguation). Religions of the Ancient Near East …   Wikipedia


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