Moloch the Jewish God of child sacrifice

Moloch the Jewish God of child sacrifice

by Matt Slick

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Moloch was the calf-headed idol that Aaron made while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments. To his ever-lasting shame Solomon built a temple to Moloch in the Valley of Gehenna. Ritual child-sacrice and cannibalism was performed there accompanied by wild drumming to drown out their screams. There was ritual male prostitution with the euncuh priests (disguised as women) and flagellations and necrophilia.

Moloch was one of the false gods that Israel would worship during its periods of apostasy.  This false deity is associated with Ammon in 1 Kings 11:7, “Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.” One of the practices of the cult that worshipped Moloch was to sacrifice their children.   Of course, this was forbidden by God’s word: Lev. 18:21 says, “Neither shall you give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.”  (See also Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5; 2 Kings. 23:10; Jer. 32:35). In some passages the reference is clearly to a deity to whom human sacrifice was made, particularly in the Valley of Hinnom on the SW of the Jerusalem hill (2 Ki. 23:10; Je. 32:35) at a site known as Topheth (‘fire pit’ in Syriac).1 The ancients would heat this idol up with fire until it was glowing, then they would take their newborn babies, place them on the arms of the idol, and watch them burn to death.  I can’t help but compare today’s abortion massacre to the sacrifice of children by these ancient pagans.  In both, innocent life is destroyed for the gain of the parent.

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One Response to “Moloch the Jewish God of child sacrifice”

  1. Mark Baker says:

    Very good article very informative I’d like to see more that I may gain knowledge of the lord God creator of heaven and earth and all that is therein

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