[Milton-L] Moloch et al

Harold Skulsky hskulsky at smith.edu
Thu Jan 30 12:08:42 EST 2014


The Kronos *paidophagia* description in Diodorus Siculus is 20.14. (I don't
find a direct ref. to Molech.)


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Stallard, Matthew <stallard at ohio.edu>wrote:

> I "think" that Diodorus Siculus connects Cronos with Moloch. I don't have
> _Diodorus of Sicily_ within reach.
>
> Child sacrifice was a feature of the worship of the Ammonite god Molech
> mentioned in the OT who is quite possibly the same as the Carthaginian
> Moloch. See for example Leviticus 18:21. The Bishops Bible and the
> Douay-Rheims use the spelling "Moloch." In the Masoretic text the name is
> "Molech" but the Septuagint renders it "Moloch."
>
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> Seems to me there is a fair bit of child sacrifice in the OT too.
> Including a tension between "literal" and other versions. Making Moloch
> interesting. jdf
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