While Ichabod is checking for non-existent cell service, Abbie learns that Moloch is planning to release a demon army on earth.
What Moloch was this to which she was going to sacrifice herself?
You give your babies to Moloch for the loaf of bread you have kneaded yourselves.
He was ruthlessly sacrificing all who loved him, all whom he loved, to the Moloch of his own pride!
John felt wretched because the Sunday walk had been sacrificed to Moloch.
The lions of the temple of Moloch had become ferocious, and the hierodules no longer durst approach them.
He broke out into impassioned praise of Astarte, of Melkarth, of Moloch.
Moloch was a god of the Ammonites, also worshiped among the Israelites.
Had Moloch stirred up the gates of hell to join in pursuit of him?
The poor woman had given up her eldest boy, a beautiful little creature of six, to Moloch.
Canaanite god said to have been propitiated by sacrificing children (Lev. xviii:21), from Latin Moloch, from Greek Molokh, from Hebrew molekh, from melekh "king," altered by the Jews with the vowel points from basheth "shame" to express their horror of the worship.
A Canaanite idol who demanded the sacrifice of first-born children. The Old Testament prophets railed against the worship of Moloch by the Israelites.
Note: Moloch also appears as one of the fallen angels in Milton's <i>Paradise Lost</i> and as a malevolent figure in other allegorical works of literature.
Note: By extension, a “Moloch” is something that has the power to exact extreme sacrifice.
king, the name of the national god of the Ammonites, to whom children were sacrificed by fire. He was the consuming and destroying and also at the same time the purifying fire. In Amos 5:26, "your Moloch" of the Authorized Version is "your king" in the Revised Version (comp. Acts 7:43). Solomon (1 Kings 11:7) erected a high place for this idol on the Mount of Olives, and from that time till the days of Josiah his worship continued (2 Kings 23:10, 13). In the days of Jehoahaz it was partially restored, but after the Captivity wholly disappeared. He is also called Molech (Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5, etc.), Milcom (1 Kings 11:5, 33, etc.), and Malcham (Zeph. 1:5). This god became Chemosh among the Moabites.