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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Chemosh

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The destroyer, subduer, or fish-god, the god of the Moabites (Numbers 21:29 ; Jeremiah 48:7,13,46 ). The worship of this god, "the abomination of Moab," was introduced at Jerusalem by Solomon (1 Kings 11:7 ), but was abolished by Josiah (2 Kings 23:13 ). On the "Moabite Stone" (q.v.), Mesha (2 Kings 3:5 ) ascribes his victories over the king of Israel to this god, "And Chemosh drove him before my sight."


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Chemosh'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/c/chemosh.html. 1897.

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