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High Place for Chemosh and Molech
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chemosh
Chemosh (כמושׁ‎, kmwsh). A Canaanite deity. Worshiped prominently in Moab and Ebla.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chemosh (Deity)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chemosh
Chemosh. Name of the national god of Moab (Nm 21:29); also associated with the Ammonites (Jgs 11:24).See Canaanite Deities and Religion; Moab, Moabite.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chemosh
Chemosh kḕmosh [Heb. kemôš; Gk. Chamōs]; NEB KEMOSH. The national God of the Moabites. In an old Hebrew song the Moabites are apostrophized as the “people of Chemosh” (Nu. 21:29). Jeremiah in his oracle of doom upon Moab has recourse to this song (Jer. 48:45f). The impotence of the god to deliver
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chemosh
CHEMOSH Name of the national god of Moab (Nm 21:29); also associated with the Ammonites (Jgs 11:24). See Canaanite Deities and Religion; Moab, Moabites.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chemosh
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
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
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
Chemosh
Chemosh [kēˊmŏsh] (Heb. kemôš). The chief deity of the Moabites, mentioned several times on the Moabite Stone and possibly on Sennacherib’s hexagonal prism (Akk. Kam-mu-su-na-ad-bi “prophet of Kammusu”). The Old Testament calls the Moabites “people of Chemosh” (Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:46).According
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Chemosh
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 כמישׁJer 48:7 (Müller 1980), the other one in a couple of Semitic languages like Neo-Assyrian,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chemosh
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
Chemosh
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,
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