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aka Malkam, Malcham, Milkowm, Milcom

the national idol of the Ammonites2 Samuel 12:30, Heb., Revised Version, “their king;” Jeremiah 49:1, 3, Revised Version; Zeph. 1:5

When Rabbah was taken by David, the crown of this idol was among the spoils. The weight is said to have been “a talent of gold” (above 100 lbs.). The expression probably denotes its value rather than its weight. It was adorned with precious stones.

Author: Matthew G. Easton.