Milcom (Mil´kuhm; from the Semitic root mlk, “king”)

The Ammonite form of Baal, the northwest Semitic god of fertility and the storm. He was closely related to the Phoenician Baals, Melqart and Molech, to whom human sacrifices, particularly children, were offered. The worship of Milcom was introduced into Jerusalem by Solomon (1Kgs 11:5; 1Kgs 11:33) and abolished by Josiah (2Kgs 23:13).

1Kgs 11:5

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2Kgs 23:13

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