Molech

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Molech god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Molech (Script) The fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. molek, king

Usage

In literature:

If parents threw their children into the furnace to Molech, why should they not devote their daughters to Ishtar?
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The Carthaginians worshipped Amilear, and that name comes from the same source as Molech.
"Fishes, Flowers, and Fire as Elements and Deities in the Phallic Faiths and Worship of the Ancient Religions of Greece, Babylon," by Anonymous
MOLECH, Worship of, Leviticus, 387; II.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
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