Chemosh

Chemosh: In 1 Kings, Solomon is said to have built a sanctuary to Chemosh on the Mount of Olives.

This biblical monarch, hailed in his younger years for his faith and wisdom, is credited with later introducing the Israelites to the worship of this foreign god. Chemosh was a deity in the pantheon of the Moabites, a neighboring people with whom the early Israelites had contact. Chemosh’s name is often given as meaning “the destroyer” or “the subduer.” He was possibly a god of war. This notion is supported by the fact that Mesha, a hero of the Moabites, attributed his victories over the Israelites to the god Chemosh. De Plancy and Berbiguier render this name as Chamos.

Source : The Dictionary of Demons written by Michelle Belanger.

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