- Moloch, a god worshipped by several Semitic peoples.
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 drumsLiteral: Molech = "king"
Of Hebrew origin [H4432]; Moloch (that is, Molek), an idol
KJV Usage: Moloch.