1 Chronicles 8:
And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and
that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("their king".) Another form of Milcom and Moloch, the idol of Moab and Ammon (Zephaniah 1:5; Jeremiah 49:1-3; Amos 1:15).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Son ofShaharaim, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:9 .
2. An idol worshipped by some Jews who also professed to worship Jehovah. Zephaniah 1:5 . Some judge it to have been the same as Molech.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(mal' kam) KJV form for Malcam (1 Chronicles 8:9 ) and Milcom (Zephaniah 1:5 ). The name meaning, “their King” is applied to 1. A Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:9 ). 2 . The chief god of the Ammonites (Zephaniah 1:5 , KJV; Malcam, RSV and NAS margins). The Hebrew malcam is sometimes seen as a deliberate scribal misspelling of Milcom (compare Jeremiah 49:1 ,Jeremiah 49:1,49:3 ; Zephaniah 1:5 ), the common name for the Ammonites' god (1Kings 11:5,1 Kings 11:33 ; Zephaniah 1:5 ), the common name for the Ammonites' god (1Kings 11:5,1 Kings 11:33 ; 2 Kings 23:13 ). One text (1 Kings 11:7 ) links Milcom with Molech. At Amos 1:15 the Hebrew malcam is translated simply “their king,” though the word choice suggests that the Ammonites' god will go with them into Exile. See Ammon; Milcom ; Molech .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
- (mal' cam) See Malcham
- ) Also called Malcham
- ), and Malcham
(Zephaniah 1:5 )
Molech, Moloch, or Milcom
- A king, 1 Kings 11:5,7 Acts 7:43 ; supposed also to be intended by Malcham
, or "their king," in Jeremiah 49:1 Amos 1:15 Zephaniah 1:5 , the name of a heathen deity, worshipped by the Ammonites
- Molech was the lord and master of the Ammonites; their country was his possession, ( Jeremiah 49:1 ) as Moab was the heritage of Chemosh; the princes of the land were the princes of Malcham
, Amos 5:26, Milcom, 1 Kings 11:5; 1 Kings 11:7, though originally the same as Moloch, assumed a modified character in time. ) (See Malcham
Inquire of God
- Other methods of discerning God's will rejected by the biblical writiers include: consulting mediums, wizards, and necromancers (Deuteronomy 18:10-11 ; 1Samuel 28:3,1 Samuel 28:7 ; Isaiah 8:19 ); consulting teraphim (Judges 17:5 ; Judges 18:13-20 ; Hosea 3:4 ; Zechariah 10:2 ); and consulting pagan dieties (Baal-zebub, 2Kings 1:2-3,2 Kings 1:16 ; Malcham
or Milcom, Zephaniah 1:5 )
Ammon Ammonites Children of Ammon
- The divinity of the tribe was Molech, generally named in the Old Testament under the altered form of Milcom—"the abomination of the children of Ammon;" and Malcham
- ; and in Zephaniah 1:4-6 threatens "cutting off" to "the remnant of Baal" and "the name of the (See CHEMARIMS with the priests "; see Hosea 10:5 margin, "and them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops, and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham
Zephaniah, Prophecy of
- " God could see the followers of Baal still there, and the Chemarim (idolatrous priests, mentioned in 2 Kings 23:5 and Hosea 10:5 , margin ), and those who worshipped the host of heaven; and those that sware by Jehovah and by Malcham
, or 'their king,' that is, Baal: cf
- Their idol, Moloch, appears also under the varied form Milcom and Malcham
, as the Hebrew for "their king" may be rendered
- ” The phrase “hosts of heaven” signifies the stars as visual indications of the gods of the heathen: “And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham