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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [1]

MILCOM. The national deity of Ammon. Solomon established a sanctuary for him on the Mount of Olives, which seems to have continued till it was destroyed by Josiah ( 1Ki 11:5;   1 Kings 11:33 ,   2 Kings 23:13 ). In   2 Samuel 12:30 ,   1 Chronicles 20:2 ,   Jeremiah 49:3 , and   Zephaniah 1:5 Malcam (‘their king’) is probably an incorrect vocalization of Milcom . The name is from the common Semitic root malk, melek (‘king’ or ‘prince’), probably with an Inflectional termination. The traditional identification of Milcom with Molech is based only upon   1 Kings 11:7 , a verse which is probably corrupt. See Molech.

W. M. Nesbit.

Holman Bible Dictionary [2]

 1 Kings 11:7 2 Samuel 12:30 1 Kings 11:33 2 Kings 23:13 Judges 11:24 Jeremiah 49:1 49:3  Zephaniah 1:5-6Molech

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [3]

 1 Kings 11:5;  1 Kings 11:33. (See Moloch .) Also called Malcham ( Zephaniah 1:5).

Morrish Bible Dictionary [4]

The idol of the Ammonites, the worship of which was adopted by Solomon. Apparently identical with Molech.  1 Kings 11:5,33;  2 Kings 23:13 .

Smith's Bible Dictionary [5]

Mil'com. (Great King). See Molech .

Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary [6]

Malcom, Milcom

One of the dunghill gods of the Ammonites. ( 1 Kings 11:33)

See Abomination.

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology [7]

See Pagan Gods And Goddesses

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary [8]

See Molech .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [9]


Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [10]

(Heb. Milkom', מַלְכֹּם , Their King,  1 Kings 11:5; Sept. Μελχώμ and Μελχόμ , Vulg. Moloch;  2 Kings 23:13, Μολόχ , Melchom; also MALCHAM, Heb. Malkam', מִלְכָּם , Id.,  Jeremiah 49:1;  Jeremiah 49:3, Sept. Μελχόλ ,Vulg. Melchom, "their king;" but this last is the proper rendering in  Amos 1:15;  Zephaniah 1:5, in which latter passage the Auth. Vers. has "Malcham"), the principal deity of the Ammonites ( Jeremiah 49:1;  Jeremiah 49:3), for whose worship Solomon erected altars on the Mount of Olives, hence called the Hill of Offence ( 2 Kings 23:13). Milcom is usually regarded as the same as Molech or Moloch, although the latter was worshipped in a different place and manner, namely, by the offering of children in the flames of the valley of Hinnom (see Keil, Comment. ad loc. Kings; Movers, Phon. page 324 sq.; Ewald, Isr. Gesch. 3:100). (See Moloch).

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [11]

Mil´com [MOLOCH]