Treasury Of Scripture Knowledge - 2 King 3:27 - 3:27

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Treasury Of Scripture Knowledge - 2 King 3:27 - 3:27


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offered him: In cases of great extremity, it was customary in various heathen nations, to offer human sacrifices, and even their own children. This was frequent among the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Scythians, Gauls, Africans, and others; and was the natural fruit of a religious system, which had for the objects of its worship cruel and merciless divinities. The king of Moab, in this case, sacrificed his son to obtain the favour of Chemosh his god, who, being a devil, delighted in blood and murder, and the destruction of mankind. The dearer anything was to them, the more acceptable those idolaters thought the sacrifice, and therefore burnt their children in the fire to their honour. Gen 22:2, Gen 22:13; Deu 12:31; Jdg 11:31, Jdg 11:39; Psa 106:37-38; Eze 16:20; Mic 6:7

they departed: 1Sa 14:36-46; 1Ki 20:13, 1Ki 20:28, 1Ki 20:43