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Tophet

or Topheth

[toh-fit, -fet] /ˈtoʊ fɪt, -fɛt/
noun, Bible.
1.
a place in the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where, contrary to the law, children were offered as sacrifices, especially to Moloch. It was later used as a dumping ground for refuse.
2.
the place of punishment for the wicked after death; hell.
3.
some place, condition, etc., likened to hell.
Origin of Tophet
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle EnglishHebrew tōpheth a place-name
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Tophet

/ˈtəʊfɛt/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a place in the valley immediately to the southwest of Jerusalem; the Shrine of Moloch, where human sacrifices were offered
Word Origin
from Hebrew Tōpheth
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