[b-hebrew] KHEREM vs MOLOKH

Cohen, Izzy Izzy_Cohen at bmc.com
Sat Jul 5 03:42:40 EDT 2003


Michael Millier <deborahmillier at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ... do you not think that KHEREM has an underlying 
> idea of human sacrifice (to YHWH?!?!)?  From the 
> word's various contexts, I think I'm inclined to 
> believe so.

het-resh-mem = banned, forbidden; anathema, taboo 
(compare Hermes who lived at Mt. Hermon and the 
Strait of Hormuz before he moved to Mt. Olympus) 
+
is a near (sound-alike) reversal of
mem-lamed-khaf = MoLeKH/Moloch, a Canaanite god
that required human sacrifice.

izzy_cohen at bmc.com



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