also known as: Malcam, Malkam, Malcham, Milkowm

Meaning: high king; their king

This was the name of the god of the Ammonite people. 2 Kings 23:13 calls it “the abomination of the children of Ammon.” This was one of the idols that the disobedient King Solomon honored with a high place building on the Mount of Olives (1 Kings 11:5, 7, 33). Good King Josiah later destroyed the structure (2 Kings 23:13).

Milcom may also have been known as Molech or Moloch (1 Kings 11:7).

Author: Paul S. Taylor.

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