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CHEMOSH . The national god of the Moabites ( Numbers 21:29 ; in Judges 11:24 probably ‘Chemosh’ is a scribal or other error for ‘Milcom’ [wh. see], who held the same position among the Ammonites). His rites seem to have included human sacrifice (cf. 2 Kings 3:27 ). It was for this ‘abomination of Moab’ that Solomon erected a temple ( 1 Kings 11:7 ), later destroyed by Josiah ( 2 Kings 23:13 ).

N. Koenig.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Chemosh'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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