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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CHEMOSH (DEITY) [Heb kĕmôš (כְּמֹושׁ)]. The national deity of the Moabites. Like several other small kingdoms, the Moabites lost their independence during the Neo-Babylonian expansion in the early 6th century b.c. The Moabite state never reappeared, and the subsequent mixture of peoples and religions
BAAL-PEOR (PLACE) [Heb baʿal-pĕʿôr (בַּעַל־פְּעֹור)]. The place associated with the idol of Moab that tempted Israel while in the wilderness (Deut 4:3; Hos 9:10). According to the narrative account (Numbers 25), while Israel was encamped at Shittim, the men of Israel engaged in immorality with women
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baal-peor. Moabite god worshiped on Mt Peor. It is probable that this god was Chemosh, the national deity of Moab. While camped in Shittim the Israelites were seduced by Moabite women who persuaded them to worship “Baal of Peor” (Nm 25:3). For that act of idolatry God struck Israel with a plague that
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BAAL-PEOR Moabite god worshiped on Mt Peor. It is probable that this god was Chemosh, the national deity of Moab. While camped in Shittim, the Israelites were seduced by Moabite women who persuaded them to worship “Baal of Peor” (Nm 25:3). For that act of idolatry, God struck Israel with a plague that
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chemosh (kee´mosh), the national god of Moab. Although he was worshiped at Ugarit and perhaps also at Ebla, little is known about this god before the first millennium bce. Biblical evidence is scant: the Moabites were “the people of Chemosh” (Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:46; cf. also Jer. 48:7), and Solomon built
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CHEMOSH (kemôš, the god of the Moabites, the people of Chemosh (Nu. 21:29; Je. 48:46). The sacrifice of children as a burnt-offering was part of his worship (2 Ki. 3:27). Solomon erected a high place for Chemosh in Jerusalem (1 Ki. 11:7), but Josiah destroyed this (2 Ki. 23:13). (*Moab, *Moabite Stone.)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chemosh (Heb. kĕmôš)The national god of Moab. Chemosh was known and worshipped elsewhere, especially in northern Syria (Ebla, Ugarit). The 9th-century stela of Mesha, king of Moab, provides most of our knowledge concerning Chemosh. The ideology expressed there is similar to Israelite religious notions:
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
CHEMOSH כמושׁI. The divine name Chemosh has the phonological forms ‘kam(m)iṯ’ and ‘kam(m)uṯ’—the first one being attested in Eblaitic dKa-mi/mɩ́-iš, in the geographical name Karkamiš ‘quay of Kamiš’, and in כמישׁ Jer 48:7 (Müller 1980), the other one in a couple of Semitic languages like Neo-Assyrian,
Baal of Peor
BAAL OF PEOR בעל פעורI. This local god, mentioned only in the OT, is associated with the mountain Peor in the land of Moab (Num 23:28) and the place Beth-Peor (Deut 3:29; 4:46; 34:6; Josh 13:20). He probably represents there the chthonic aspect of the Canaanite god of fertility, →Baal (Spronk 1986:231–233).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
CHEMOSH The national deity of the Moabites (Num 21:29; Jer 48:46). Led astray by his pagan wives, Solomon permitted the worship of Chemosh (1 Kgs 11:7, 33) and sponsored the construction of a cultic shrine or high place in the god’s honor. It survived for some three hundred years until destroyed by King
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Che´mosh (subduer), the national deity of the Moabites. Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:7, 13, 46. In Judges 11:24 he also appears as the god of the Ammonites. Solomon introduced, and Josiah abolished, the worship of Chemosh at Jerusalem. 1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 23:13. Also identified with Baal-peor, Baalzebub, Mars,