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Molech, or Milcom

The abomination of the children of Ammon, a fire god, worshipped by passing children through or burning them in fire (Deut. 18:10; 2 Chr. 28:3). Molech worship was practiced by Solomon (1 Kgs. 11:5, 7); by the people of the Northern Kingdom (2 Kgs. 17:17); and by Ahaz and Manasseh (2 Kgs. 16:3; 21:6). See also 2 Kgs. 23:10; Jer. 7:31; Ezek. 20:26, 31.