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(chee' mahssh) Divine name meaning, “subdue.” The deity the Moabites worshiped (Numbers 21:29 ). He was expected to provide land for Moab (Judges 11:24 ). Solomon erected a sanctuary for Chemosh on a mountain east of Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:7 ). Josiah subsequently defiled the sanctuary (2 Kings 23:13 ). Jeremiah pronounced doom on Chemosh and his people (Jeremiah 48:7 , Jeremiah 48:13 ,Jeremiah 48:13,48:46 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Chemosh'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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