18:21 De 12:31 18:10 2Ki 17:17 23:10 2Ch 28:3 33:6 Ps 106:38
Isa 57:5,6 Jer 7:31 32:35 Eze 16:20,21 20:26,31 23:37,39
* Moloch. Molech.
The Rabbins describe this idol as made of brass sitting upon
a throne of the same metal, in the form of a man, with the
head of a calf, adorned with a royal crown, and his arms
extended as if to embrace any one. When they offered any
children to him, they heated the statue by a great fire
kindled within, and the victim was put into his arms, and
thus consumed. Others relate, that the idol, which was
hollow, was divided into seven compartments within; in one of
which they put flour, in the second turtles, in the third a
ewe, in the fourth a ram, in the fifth a calf, in the sixth
an ox, and the seventh a child; which were all burnt
together by heating the statue inside. The account which
Diodorus (l. xx.) gives of the statue of Saturn, to which the
Carthaginians, descendants of the Canaanites, sacrificed
their children, is very similar. For they had a brazen
stature of Saturn, stretching out his hands towards the
ground, in such a manner that the children placed within them
tumbled down into a pit full of fire. To this account Milton
alludes, in Paradise Lost, B. 1. 392.
* the people.
27 24:14,23 Nu 15:35,36 De 13:10,11 17:5-7 21:21 Ac 7:58,59