Chemosh


Chemosh
The god of Moab for whom Solomon built a high place (1 Kgs. 11:7) which Josiah later destroyed (2 Kgs. 23:13). A stela dedicated to Chemosh by King Moab was discovered in 1868 with cultic language similar to that of Israelites for Yahweh.

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  • CHEMOSH — (Heb. כְּמוֹשׁ), the chief god of the Moabites. The Bible uses the form kemosh (Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:13, et al.), while in the mesha stele the name appears as kmš, lacking the vav. In other epigraphic material the name appears as the theophoric… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CHEMOSH — Moabitarum numen. Ierem. c. 48. v. 46. Χαμῶς LXX. interpretes vocant; et nomine tantummodo a Phegorio Deo hunc distare sentit D. Hieronymus. Philo Iudaeus, Allegor. 2. Χαμὼς ἑρμηνεύεται ὡς ψηλάφημα, quod caecorum fere proprium. Sane mosch est… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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

  • Chemosh — /kee mosh/, n. a Moabite god. Jer. 48. * * * ▪ Semitic deity  ancient West Semitic deity, revered by the Moabites as their supreme god. Little is known about Chemosh; although King Solomon of Israel built a sanctuary to him east of Jerusalem (1… …   Universalium

  • Chemosh —    The destroyer, subduer, or fish god, the god of the Moabites (Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:7, 13, 46). The worship of this god, the abomination of Moab, was introduced at Jerusalem by Solomon (1 Kings 11:7), but was abolished by Josiah (2 Kings 23:13) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Chemosh — Kemoch Kemoch, parfois appelé Chamôs, était le dieu des Amorites puis des Moabites. Comme beaucoup d autres dieux, Kemoch était honoré de sacrifices humains. Certains pensent que le roi Moabite lui offrit son fils en holocauste lorsque sa ville,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CHEMOSH —    the national god of the Moabites, akin to Moloch, and their stay in battle, but an abomination to the children of Jehovah …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Chemosh —    War god of the Moabites in their wars against Israel. He was the Shamash of the Babylonians …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Chemosh — /kee mosh/, n. a Moabite god. Jer. 48 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chemosh (Dragonlance) — Chemosh Created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Game information Homeland The Beyond Gender Male Race God of Evil Alignment Evil …   Wikipedia


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