Moloch, king

(king). The fire-god Molech was the tutelary deity of the children of Ammon, and essentially identical with the Moabitish Chemosh. Fire-gods appear to have been common to all the Canaanite, Syrian and Arab tribes, who worshipped the destructive element under an outward symbol, with the most inhuman rites. According to Jewish tradition, the image of […]

-Also called MOLOCH and MILCOM -An idol of the Ammonites Ac 7:43 -Worshiped by the wives of Solomon, and by Solomon 1Ki 11:1-8 -Children sacrificed to 2Ki 23:10; Jer 32:35; 2Ki 16:3; 21:6; 2Ch 28:3; Isa 57:5; Jer 7:31; Eze 16:20,21; 20:26,31; 23:37,39 -See Le 18:21; 20:2-5