Molech

Molech (Moh´lek)

The epithet of a deity to whom children were offered as sacrifices. Children were dedicated (“passed over”) and burned to Molech at the Tophet in the Valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem. This practice with specific mention of Molech is found in only four passages (Lev 18:21; Lev 20:2-5; 2Kgs 23:10; Jer 32:35). But this type of offering without mention of Molech is found abundantly elsewhere (Deut 12:31; Deut 18:10; 2Kgs 16:3; 2Kgs 17:17; 2Kgs 17:31; 2Kgs 21:6; Jer 7:31; Jer 19:5; Ezek 16:21; Ezek 20:26; Ezek 20:31; Ezek 23:37; 2Chr 28:8; 2Chr 33:6).

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2Kgs 23:10

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Jer 32:35

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Deut 12:31

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Deut 18:10

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2Kgs 16:3

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2Kgs 17:17

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2Kgs 17:31

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2Kgs 21:6

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Jer 7:31

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Jer 19:5

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Ezek 16:21

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Ezek 20:26

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Ezek 20:31

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Ezek 23:37

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2Chr 28:8

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