He was guilty of constructing a “high place” for Chemosh, “the abomination of Moab.”
Now they afflicted Moab many days, for Chemosh was angry with his land.
She had been educated in the degrading worship of Chemosh, the supreme deity of Moab.
For Jephthah, Chemosh is obviously as real a personage as Jahveh.
And the king of Israel built Jahaz and dwelt in it while he fought with me and Chemosh drove him out from before me.
How vile the worship of Chemosh was, Israel had already experienced in the wilderness where he was called Peor.
Chemosh, the god of the Amorites, is mentioned in Judges xi.
His successful wars against the Edomites (or a people of Horonaim), undertaken by command of his god Chemosh.
Wilt thou not possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth thee to possess?
His inscription at Karcha shows that he was a profound and even fanatical believer in Chemosh, his god.
the destroyer, subduer, or fish-god, the god of the Moabites (Num. 21:29; Jer. 48:7, 13, 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."