Chemosh

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Chemosh : 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" (which see), 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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