I can hardly believe this. Offerings, at least according to the Hebrew Bible, were to be reaped through either fire or war — and devotees can still be found today. specifically, but rather the general concept of idolatry. The Midrash8 The statue at the Roman Colosseum was modeled after the one Givoanni Pastrone used in his film, human sacrifice in the pre-Columbian Americas, the dark history of Mormonism — from child brides to mass murder, Leviticus 18:21: “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of they God: I am the LORD.”, Leviticus 20:2: “Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel…that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death.”, Leviticus 20:3: “He hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.”, Leviticus 20:4: “And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth his seed unto Molech, and kill him not.”, Leviticus 20:5: “I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.”. Baptism is a key sacrament in the Catholic faith and the Church teaches that one cannot enter heaven without it. Says Rashi:15 “Our valley of Ben-Hinnom? Wikimedia CommonsGreek and Latin sources from Cleitarchus and Diodorus Siculus to Plutarch all mentioned the burning of children as an offering to Cronus or Saturn — or Baal Hammon, the chief god of Carthage. His analysis of Book of Jeremiah 7:31 painted a vivid picture of the sacraments of Moloch’s worship as related in the Hebrew texts: “Topheth is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.”. English poet John Milton’s 1667 masterpiece, Paradise Lost, describes Moloch as one of Satan’s chief warriors and one of the greatest fallen angels the Devil has on his side. Wikimedia Commons18th-century depiction of the Moloch idol, “The idol Moloch with seven chambers or chapels.” It was believed these statues had seven chambers, one of which was reserved for child sacrifices. A translation usually does not capture such subtle - but important - changes.If your view is that an English translation - rather than the original Hebrew, with commentaries - is authoritative, so be it. They are for the self.There's a much more conclusive case, however. Reply, Avraham Avinu intended to sacrifice his son Yitzchak because he believed that Hashem commanded him to do so. ignore that man when he gives of his offspring to Molech, not putting him to death. For Clark, it was "a mockery" of the martyrdom of those early Christians. Reply, You're correct. 18th-century depiction of the Moloch idol, “The idol Moloch with seven chambers or chapels.” It was believed these statues had seven chambers, one of which was reserved for child sacrifices. One doesn't have to be an art major to recognize ancient fertility goddesses...Prostrating before carved images of fertility goddesses is not Catholic. He is senior rabbi at the Linksfield Senderwood Hebrew Congregation. Marco Margaritoff is a Staff Writer at All That Is Interesting. He who brought his child, the Medieval French rabbi Schlomo Yitzchaki, otherwise known as Rashi, wrote an extensive commentary on the Talmud in the 12th century. Some researchers even argue that these cults didn’t sacrifice children at all and that “passing through the fire” is a poetic term — a common feature of religious texts — that most likely referred to initiation rites that may have been painful, but not deadly. It’s generally understood that Carthage only sacrificed children when it was absolutely necessary — like an especially bad draught — whereas the cult of Moloch were much more regular in their sacrifices. Reply, This marvelous analysis explains why "H-locaust" - as used as a name for the Nazis' genocide - is a chillul HaShem!
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