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Tophet

or To·pheth

[ toh-fit, -fet ]
/ ˈtoʊ fɪt, -fɛt /
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noun Bible.

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.
the place of punishment for the wicked after death; hell.
some place, condition, etc., likened to hell.

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Origin of Tophet

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, ultimately derived from Hebrew tōpheth a placename
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British Dictionary definitions for Tophet

Tophet

Topheth

/ (ˈtəʊfɛt) /

noun

Old Testament a place in the valley immediately to the southwest of Jerusalem; the Shrine of Moloch, where human sacrifices were offered

Word Origin for Tophet

from Hebrew Tōpheth
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