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chemosh


chemosh


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chemosh 
  the  destroyer,  subduer,  or  fish-god,  the  god  of  the  Moabites 
  (Num.  21:29;  Jer.  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." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Chemosh,  handling;  stroking;  taking  away