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Tophet

(tō`fĭt), in the Bible, place near Jerusalem, in the valley of HinnomHinnom
, valley, W and S of Jerusalem. Its ill repute in the Bible emanated from the worship there of foreign gods, including supposed child sacrifice to Molech at Tophet. In later Jewish literature it was called Ge-Hinnom [Heb.
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, associated with the worship of MolechMolech
or Moloch
, 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.
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. Tophet became a name for hellhell,
in Western monotheistic religions, eternal abode of souls damned by the judgment of God. The souls in hell are deprived forever of the sight of God. The punishment of hell is generally analogized to earthly fire.
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Tophet

site of propitiatory immolations to god, Moloch. [O.T.: II Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31–32]

Tophet

, Topheth
Old Testament a place in the valley immediately to the southwest of Jerusalem; the Shrine of Moloch, where human sacrifices were offered
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And Tophet, which the poem references, is a Biblical city that, for the Victorians, was a resonant symbol of environmental degradation; according to one mid-century exegete, the historical Tophet was originally known as "the pleasant valley" which later became "a receptacle for the rubbish and filth of the city" where piles of trash were perennially burning.
Sold or wide awake, All will go to Tophet Why then seek to vie With Solomons or Sidneys?
Wolff excavated an area in the city of Carthage estimated to be no less than "between 54,000 and 64,000 square feet" that they called the "Carthaginian Tophet." They estimate that as many as 20,000 funerary urns containing the bones of young children were deposited at the site between 400 B.C.E.
Near by is the Tophet, the Punic sacrificial site where a dig uncovered 20,000 urns containing the ashes of unfortunate children sacrificed to the gods of Baal and Tanit.
The crisis climaxes in the dog-days (the time of madness) in an episode in the Rue Saint Thomas de l'Enfer, when a 'Thought' suddenly rises in him, making him ask himself what he is afraid of, and whether he cannot '"trample Tophet itself [...] while it consumes thee?" [...] And as I so thought, there rushed like a stream of fire over my whole soul' (p.
Tophet. Tophet was the original name of a place near Gehanna, south of
And while I wanted more about imagery of wheels of fortune in the early nineteenth century, in political squibs and book frontispieces and visions of Tophet and Ixion, Campbell does draw forth several key constituents of an icon that continued to exert enormous cultural pressure long after its original metaphysical symbolism had been drained away.
(34) While there is no direct functional relationship between tophet or sacrificial stelai and this funerary example, the juxtaposition of divine imagery (the Tanit symbol) with nautical imagery (the prow) evidently had a place in Phoenician-Punic religious iconography.
Such men given twenty minutes from the tomb at the Day of Judgment, would patronise the naked souls as they hurried up with the glare of Tophet on their faces, and say: 'You should have seen this when Gabriel first began to blow'.