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Molech, alternatively Moloch, Milcom[1], and Malcan, was the national deity of the Ammonites.


Worship of Moloch was highly prohibited[2]; their practices were condemned even by The LORD, which included the burning of their children[3][4], a priesthood, even officials, seem to have been attached to this services.[5]


Abomination of Ammon[]

Moloch-worship was introduced in Israel by King Solomon, who built for him a high place in Israel, along with Chemosh[6] however his worship was abolisted by King Josiah, along with other kinds of Pagan worship.[7]


  1. 1 Kings 11:5,7 (Link)
  2. Leviticus 18:21 (Link)
  3. Deuteromony 12:31 (Link)
  4. Ezekiel 16:20-21 (Link)
  5. Jeremiah 49:3 (Link)
  6. 1 Kings 11:7 (Link)
  7. 2 Kings 23 (Link)