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Entry for Strong's #3434 - Μολόχ

Transliteration
Molóch
Phonetics
mol-okh'  
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin (04432)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
Molech = "king"
  1. the name of the idol god of the Ammonites, to which human victims, particularly young children were offered in sacrifice. Its image was a hollow brazen figure, with the head of an ox, and outstretched human arms. It was heated red hot by a fire from within, and the little ones placed in its arms to be slowly burned, while to prevent the parents from hearing the dying cries, the sacrificing priests beat drums
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4428 ‑ מֶלֶךְ (meh'‑lek);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-PRI 1
N-PRI 1
N-PRI 1
NA WH
N-GSM 1
N-PRI 2


Thayer's Expanded Definition

Μολόχ, (Hebrew מֹלֶך, מִלְכֹּם, also מַלְכָּם; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, ii., p. 794f), indeclinable, Moloch, name of the idol-god of the Ammonites, to which human victims, particularly young children, were offered in sacrifice. According to the description in the Jalkut ((Rashi (Vulg. Jarchi)) on Jeremiah 7:(31)), its image was a hollow brazen figure, with the head of an ox, and outstretched human arms. It was heated red-hot by fire from within, and the little ones placed in its arms to be slowly burned, while to prevent their parents from hearing their dying cries the sacrificing-priests beat drums (see γηννα): Acts 7:43 from Amos 5:26 the Sept., where Hebrew מַלְכְּכֶם, which ought to have been translated βασιλέως ὑμῶν, i. e. of your idol. Cf. Winers RWB, under the word, Moloch; J. G. Müller in Herzog ix. 714f; Merx in Schenkel see 194f; (BB. DD. under the words Molech, Moloch; Winers Grammar, Robertson Smith in Encyc. Brit. edition 9, under the word; Baudissin, Jahve et Moloch etc. and especially in Herzog 2 vol. 10:168-178).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Μολόχ , ,

indecl.

(Heb. H4428, prop. מֶלֶךְ King, but vocalized to read בֺּשֶׁת , shame, of. Βάαλ , and v. DB, iii, 415 f.),

Moloch, the god of the Ammonites : Acts 7:43 (LXX).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This form, as in Matthew 12:20, 1 Corinthians 15:54 f., 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 Esdras 3:9, occurs in BGU III. 1002.14 (B.C. 55) σαὶ δέ εἰσιν πᾶσαι αἱ κατ᾽ αὐτῶν κείμεναι συνγραφαὶ καὶ ὠναὶ καὶ δίκαια καὶ βέβαια καὶ νῖκος, apparently with reference to victory in a law-suit. According to Wackernagel (Heilenistica, p. 26 f. ) the word is originally related to the poetic νεῖκος, ";strife,"; but passed into Ionic with the meaning of ";victory,"; through the influence of νίκη : see also Fraenkel Glotta iv. (1913) p. 39 ff. Some Lat. MSS. actually translate νῖκος in 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ll. c. by contentio.

 

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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Μολοχ Μολόχ Μολὸχ μολόχη μολύνσεως Moloch Molóch
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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