What does Milcom mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
מַלְכָּם֙ king. 2
וּלְמִלְכֹּ֖ם the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Israelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom. / a Benjamite 2
מִלְכֹּ֔ם the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Israelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom. / a Benjamite 1
בְּמַלְכָּֽם the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Israelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom. / a Benjamite 1

Definitions Related to Milcom

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   1 king.
   

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   1 the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Israelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom.
      1a also ‘Molech’.
   2 a Benjamite, son of Shaharaim by his wife Hodesh.
   Additional Information: Milcom = “great king”.
   

Frequency of Milcom (original languages)

Frequency of Milcom (English)

Dictionary

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Milcom
1 Kings 11:5; 1 Kings 11:33. (See MOLOCH.) Also called Malcham (Zephaniah 1:5).
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Milcom
See MOLECH.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Milcom
(mihl' cahm) Name of deity meaning, “king” or “their king.” Apparently, a form created by Hebrew scribes to slander and avoid pronouncing the name of the national god of Ammon (1Kings 11:5,1 Kings 11:7 ), who may have been identified with Chemosh, the god of Moab. See 2 Samuel 12:30 ) of their king (KJV, NAS, NIV) or of the statue of the god Milcom (NRSV, REB; compare TEV). Solomon built sanctuaries to Milcom on the Mount of Olives at the request of his foreign wives, reviving the ancient cult (1Kings 11:5,1 Kings 11:33 ). The sites of Solomon's sanctuaries were destroyed and defiled during Josiah's reforms in 621 B.C. (2 Kings 23:13 ). Jeremiah described past accomplishments attributed to Milcom, but in a play on Judges 11:24 , he announced destruction and captivity for Milcom (Jeremiah 49:1 ,Jeremiah 49:1,49:3 NRSV, NAS, REB; compare NIV, TEV). Worshiping Milcom was turning one's back on Yahweh ( Zephaniah 1:5-6 ). See Molech .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Milcom
MILCOM. The national deity of Ammon. Solomon established a sanctuary for him on the Mount of Olives, which seems to have continued till it was destroyed by Josiah ( 1Ki 11:5 ; 1 Kings 11:33 , 2 Kings 23:13 ). In 2 Samuel 12:30 , 1 Chronicles 20:2 , Jeremiah 49:3 , and Zephaniah 1:5 Malcam (‘their king’) is probably an incorrect vocalization of Milcom . The name is from the common Semitic root malk, melek (‘king’ or ‘prince’), probably with an Inflectional termination. The traditional identification of Milcom with Molech is based only upon 1 Kings 11:7 , a verse which is probably corrupt. See Molech.
W. M. Nesbit.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Milcom
See Gods and Goddesses, Pagan
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Milcom
Their king
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Milcom
MALCOM, MILCOM
One of the dunghill gods of the Ammonites. (1 Kings 11:33)
See Abomination.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Milcom
The idol of the Ammonites, the worship of which was adopted by Solomon. Apparently identical with Molech. 1 Kings 11:5,33 ; 2 Kings 23:13 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - 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. The Israelites also introduced the worship of this idol, both during their wanderings in the desert, and after their settlement in Palestine, 2 Kings 23:10 Ezekiel 20:26,31 . The principal sacrifices to Moloch were human victims, namely, children who were cast alive into the redhot arms of his statue. See Leviticus 18:21 20:2 Deuteronomy 12:31 Psalm 106:37,38 Jeremiah 7:31 19:2-6 32:35 . According to some of these passages, Moloch would seem to be another name for Baal; and we find that the Phoenicians, whose chief god was Baal, and the Carthaginians their colonists, worshipped his image with similar horrid sacrifices, as the Romans did their god Saturn.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Milcom
See MOLOCH.

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Malcom - See Milcom...
Milcom - See 2 Samuel 12:30 ) of their king (KJV, NAS, NIV) or of the statue of the god Milcom (NRSV, REB; compare TEV). Solomon built sanctuaries to Milcom on the Mount of Olives at the request of his foreign wives, reviving the ancient cult (1Kings 11:5,1 Kings 11:33 ). Jeremiah described past accomplishments attributed to Milcom, but in a play on Judges 11:24 , he announced destruction and captivity for Milcom (Jeremiah 49:1 ,Jeremiah 49:1,49:3 NRSV, NAS, REB; compare NIV, TEV). Worshiping Milcom was turning one's back on Yahweh ( Zephaniah 1:5-6 )
Malcham - (mal' kam) KJV form for Malcam (1 Chronicles 8:9 ) and Milcom (Zephaniah 1:5 ). 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. See Ammon; Milcom ; Molech
Milcom - Milcom. In 2 Samuel 12:30 , 1 Chronicles 20:2 , Jeremiah 49:3 , and Zephaniah 1:5 Malcam (‘their king’) is probably an incorrect vocalization of Milcom . The traditional identification of Milcom with Molech is based only upon 1 Kings 11:7 , a verse which is probably corrupt
Milcom - MALCOM, Milcom...
One of the dunghill gods of the Ammonites
Malcham - ) Another form of Milcom and Moloch, the idol of Moab and Ammon (Zephaniah 1:5; Jeremiah 49:1-3; Amos 1:15)
Siloam, Village of - The village Κeir Silwan is at the foot of the third height of Olivet, at the spot where Solomon built the temples to Chemosh, Ashtoreth, and Milcom; "the mount of corruption," E
Chemosh - The national god of the Moabites ( Numbers 21:29 ; in Judges 11:24 probably ‘Chemosh’ is a scribal or other error for ‘Milcom’ Ammonites - They practised the idolatries and abominations common to Semitic races, and their god was called Milcom, another form of Moloch
Malcam - Quite possibly, however, there is an error in the pointing of the Hebrew word, and it should be rendered Milcom (wh
Abomination - Thus we read, (2 Kings 23:13,) that Ashtoreth was the abomination (that is the idol) of the Zidonians; Chemosh, the abomination of the Moabites; and Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites
Moloch - ), Milcom (1 Kings 11:5,33 , etc
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 ). See Prophets, Prophecy; Necromancy ; Teraphim ; Milcom
Molech - (mô'lek), the rider, Leviticus 18:21, or Milcom (mĭl'kom), 1 Kings 11:5, or Moloch, Acts 7:43
Molech, Moloch - Very ancient tradition identifies him with Milcom (wh. ]'>[1] offer evidence that the original reading in this passage may have been ‘Milcom,’ as in 1 Kings 11:5 and 1 Kings 11:3 . On the other hand, we are told that, while Melech was worshipped at Topheth, the sanctuary of Milcom was on the Mount of Olives ( 2 Kings 23:13 )
Molech - Molech (or Milcom) was the national god of the Ammonites, whose land bordered Israel’s territory east of Jordan
Moloch - 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; Milcom. But Milcom's high place was on the Mount of Olives, and human sacrifices were not offered as they were to Moloch (2 Kings 23:10; 2 Kings 23:13. Milcom was related to Chemosh, which is called the god of Ammon in Judges 11:24, though elsewhere the god of Moab (Numbers 21:29)
Abomination - Among the objects so described are heathen deities such as Ashtoreth (Astarte), Chemosh, Milcom, the ‘abominations’ of the Zidonians (Phœnicians), Moabites, and Ammonites respectively ( 2 Kings 23:13 ); images and other paraphernalia of the forbidden cults ( Deuteronomy 7:25 ; Deuteronomy 27:15 , and often in Ezk
Ammonite - ...
The national idol worshipped by this people was Molech or Milcom, at whose altar they offered human sacrifices (1 Kings 11:5,7 )
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
Sun - The Hebrews must have been well acquainted with the idolatrous worship of the sun during the captivity in Egypt, both from the contiguity of On, the chief seat of the worship of the sun, as implied in the name itself (On being the equivalent of the Hebrew Bethshemesh, "house of the sun") (Jeremiah 43:13 ) and also from the connection between Joseph and Potipherah("he who belongs to Ela") the priest of On, (Genesis 41:45 ) After their removal to Canaan, the Hebrews came in contact with various forms of idolatry which originated in the worship of the sun; such as the Baal of the Phoenicians, the Molech or Milcom of the Ammonites, and the Hadad of the Syrians
Sun - " The Phoenician Baal; the Ammonite Moloch and Milcom; the Syrian Hadad; latterly the Persian Mithras (Zoroaster previously had reformed the worship)
Ammon, Ammonites, Children of Ammon - ...
Milcom and Molech were the gods of the Ammonites: to the worship of which Solomon had been seduced by his strange wives
Moloch - Moloch, Molech, Milcom, or Melchom, was a god of the Ammonites
Ammonites - On the contrary, Solomon took one or more Ammonite wives and allowed the worship of Milcom, the Ammonite god, in Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:1-8 ). Presumably the worship of Milcom continued in Jerusalem until it was stamped out by Josiah many years later (2 Kings 23:13 )
Ammon - Their idol, Moloch, appears also under the varied form Milcom and Malcham, as the Hebrew for "their king" may be rendered
Gods And Goddesses, Pagan - ...
Milcom . Milcom, called the "abomination" of the Ammonites, was apparently the chief deity of the Ammonites or Moabites. Milcom is sometimes identified with Molech, but this is incorrect since the two gods were worshiped individually
Ammon, Ammonites - The god of the Ammonites is called in the OT Milcom , a variation of Melek , ‘king
Ammon - The national god of Ammon was Molech, or Milcom (1 Kings 11:5; 1 Kings 11:7; see MOLECH)
Idol - The Phoenician Adon or Adonis, the Ammonite Moloch or Milcom, the Moabite Chemosh, the Assyrian and Babylonian Bel, and the Syrian Hadad, the Egyptian Ra, are essentially the same sun god
Gods, Pagan - The alternate name Milcom (1 Kings 11:5 ; Jeremiah 49:1 ,Jeremiah 49:1,49:3 TEV) is a corruption of a variant form meaning “their king