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Chemosh

Meaning: 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.”

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