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Headword: Μελχὸμ προσοχθίσματι
Adler number: mu,547
Translated headword: to Melchom an object of offence
Vetting Status: high
This too [is] an idol; for Scripture is accustomed to call idols objects of offence and abominations; it shows hatred and worthlessness.
Greek Original:
Μελχὸμ προσοχθίσματι: εἴδωλον καὶ τοῦτο: προσοχθίσματα γὰρ καὶ βδελύγματα τὰ εἴδωλα προσαγορεύειν εἴωθεν ἡ Γραφή: ὅπερ δηλοῖ τὸ μῖσος καὶ ἀπόβλητον.
George the Monk, Chronicon 206.11-13.
'Melchom' (for which see Jeremiah 30.17 & 19 LXX) is an alternative name for Moloch (mu 1201).
cf. pi 2768 (and pi 2767).
For βδέλυγμα "abomination" see beta 199 and following entries.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; historiography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 May 2009@05:41:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, status) on 15 May 2009@10:59:59.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 17 May 2009@04:20:39.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@07:01:47.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@11:00:31.


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