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Tophet

or To·pheth

[toh-fit, -fet]
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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.
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Origin of Tophet

1350–1400; Middle EnglishHebrew tōpheth a place-name
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Historical Examples

  • For Topheth is prepared from yesterday, prepared by the king, deep, and wide.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version

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British Dictionary definitions for topheth

Tophet

Topheth

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

from Hebrew Tōpheth
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