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Chemosh


Che’mosh (subduer), the national deity of the Moabites. Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:7, 13, 46. In Judges 11:24 he also appears as the god of the Ammonites. Solomon introduced, and Josiah abolished, the worship of Chemosh at Jerusalem. 1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 23:13. Also identified with Baal-peor, Baalzebub, Mars, and Saturn.