the destroyer, subduer, or fish-god, the god of the Moabites ( Numbers 21:29 ; Jeremiah 48:7 Jeremiah 48:13 Jeremiah 48:46 ). The worship of this god, "the abomination of Moab," was introduced at Jerusalem by Solomon ( 1 Kings 11:7 ), but was abolished by Josiah ( 2 Kings 23:13 ). On the "Moabite Stone" (q.v.), Mesha ( 2 Kings 3:5 ) ascribes his victories over the king of Israel to this god, "And Chemosh drove him before my sight."
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Chemosh". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".