4432. Molek
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Molek: a heathen god to whom Isr. sacrificed children
Original Word: מֹ֫לֶך
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Molek
Phonetic Spelling: (mo'-lek)
Short Definition: Molech

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as melek
a heathen god to whom Isr. sacrificed children
NASB Translation
Molech (8).

מֹ֫לֶךְ proper name, of a divinity Molech (ᵐ5 Μολοχ, ᵑ9 Moloch) (= מֶלֶךְ i.e. (divine) King, with vowels of בּשֶׁת to denote abhorrence, HoffmZAW iii. 1883, 124 RSSemitic i. 353; 2nd ed. 372; compare HoffmGG Abh. xxxvi. 1890 a (May, 1889), 25; Phoenician proper name, of divinity מלך Milk, in proper names compare Bloch, DrDt.222 f.); — with article ׳הַמּ: — the god to whom Israel sacrificed children with fire (in valley of Hinnom); ׳העביר בָּנֵשׁ לַ מּ 2 Kings 23:10; ׳העביר לַמּ Jeremiah 32:35 ("" הַבַּעַל), Leviticus 18:21 (H); ׳נתן לַמּ Leviticus 20:2,3,4 (H); more Generally ׳לִזְנוֺת אַחֲרֵי הַמּ Leviticus 20:5 (H). In 1 Kings 11:7 read probably מִלְכֹּם, q. v.


From malak; Molek (i.e. King), the chief deity of the Ammonites -- Molech. Compare Malkam.

see HEBREW malak

see HEBREW Malkam

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