The Carthaginians worshipped Amilear, and that name comes from the same source as Molech.
Nay, so much zeal might have propitiated the savage heart of a Molech.
With the exception of v. 21 (on Molech worship), which is here out of place, and has possibly been introduced from xx.
Children may once have “passed through fire to Molech” where now the heaving turf shrouds the skeleton of a decayed church.
It was here, too, that the human sacrifices to the god Molech took place, where the victims were made "to pass through the fire."
Of a similar character was the worship that gathered around the name of Molech.
If parents threw their children into the furnace to Molech, why should they not devote their daughters to Ishtar?
It was forbidden to the Jews to make their children "pass through the fire" to Molech.1966 They often did it.