Definition of Molech

1. Noun. God of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children.

Exact synonyms: Moloch
Generic synonyms: Semitic Deity



Definition of Molech

1. n. The fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch.

Definition of Molech

1. Proper noun. (alternative form of Moloch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Molech

1. The fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch. Origin: Heb. Molek king. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Molech

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mole crickets
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mole rat
mole rats
mole run
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mole salamander
molebut
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molech (current term)
molecular
molecular(a)
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Literary usage of Molech

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1. A Synopsis of Criticisms Upon Those Passages of the Old Testament in which by Richard Arthur Francis Barrett (1847)
"5 For Solomon went after Ash- toreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom [called molech, ver. 7] the abomination of the Ammonites. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"It is with these sacrifices that the name of " the molech" is always ... 2-5) and the author of Kings, seem to mark out the molech or Baal as a false god, ..."

3. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"38) among the number, say that in the worship of molech the children were ... 31, the reference to tbe worship of molech by human sacrifice is still more ..."

4. Ṿayyiḳra = Leviticus by Marcus Moritz Kalisch (1867)
"in a serious illness ; • though in later times he was understood as the satán or "the chief of the devils."10 molech Oi.;b), the detestable Phoenician deity ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"Milcom the abomination of the mites," in ver. 5, is the same as " molech abomination of the children of Ammon," in r. 7. To avoid this Movers contends, ..."

6. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"9), and lc,'d them to certain victory over the worshippers of Baal, Chemosh, molech, .... molech ..."

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