“The destroyer, subduer, or fish-god, the god of the Moabites” “(Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:7, 13, 46). The worship of this god, “the” “abomination of Moab,” was introduced at Jerusalem by Solomon (1″ “Kings 11:7), but was abolished by Josiah (2 Kings 23:13). On the” “Moabite Stone (q.v.), Mesha (2 Kings 3:5) ascribes his” “victories over the king of Israel to this god, “And Chemosh” “drove him before my sight.”

Definition of Chemosh: “handling; stroking; taking away”

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