Molech


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Related to Molech: Baal, Ashtoreth, Chemosh, Bohemian Grove

Molech

(mō`lĕk) or

Moloch

(mō`lŏk), Canaanite god of fire to whom children were offered in sacrifice; he is also known as an Assyrian god. He is attested as early as the 3d millennium B.C., although most known references to him come from the later period represented by the Hebrew Bible, according to which Solomon and later Ahaz introduced the worship of him into Judah. He had a sanctuary at Tophet, in the valley of Hinnom S of Jerusalem. MilcomMilcom
[Heb.,=their king], in the Bible, god of the Ammonites whose cult Solomon introduced in Jerusalem. In the Book of Judges the name is replaced (probably by mistake) by Chemosh. Milcom may be identifiable with Molech.
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 may be identifiable with Molech.

Moloch

, Molech
Old Testament a Semitic deity to whom parents sacrificed their children
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Unless drastic action is taken with the ruling party at the forefront, South Africa will continue to sacrifice its children to Molech.
Note the prevalence of the enigmatic Molech and Baal in the denunciations (Leviticus 20:2-6; Jeremiah 19: 1-3).
Yahweh is clearly in fear of the dozens of other gods admitted by the Bible: Ashtoreth, Diana, Molech, Nehushtan, Remphan, Tartak, Nisroch, Rahab, just to name a few.
According to the Book of Jubilees, among the most popular non-biblical books of the Community, anyone who gives his daughter to a Gentile is turning his seed over to Molech, but the book says nothing about Jewish men taking Gentile wives.
It may be for this reason that Hand is associated with Molech of Moloch, the god to whom children were sacrificed: "The night falls thick Hand comes from Albion in his strength / He combines into a Mighty-one the Double Molech & Chemosh.
In the same paragraph (Lev 18:19-23) are also forbidden sex with a woman during her period, sexual relations with a kinsman's wife, sacrificing children to Molech, and sexual relations with an animal.
Concerning child sacrifice, see II Kings 3:26-27 and the prohibition of sacrificing children to Molech in Leviticus 18:21; Deuteronomy 18;9-10; Jeremiah 7:30-31,19:4-5.