Topheth
Tophet To"phet, n. [Heb. t[=o]phet, literally, a place to be spit upon, an abominable place, fr. t[=u]ph to spit out.] A place lying east or southeast of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom. [Written also {Topheth}.] [1913 Webster]

And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom. --2 Kings xxiii. 10. [1913 Webster]

Note: It seems to have been at first part of the royal garden, but it was afterwards defiled and polluted by the sacrifices of Baal and the fires of Moloch, and resounded with the cries of burning infants. At a later period, its altars and high places were thrown down, and all the filth of the city poured into it, until it became the abhorrence of Jerusalem, and, in symbol, the place where are wailing and gnashing of teeth. [1913 Webster]

The pleasant valley of Hinnom, Tophet thence And black Gehenna called, the type of hell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • TOPHETH —     Topheth était et est encore un précipice auprès de Jérusalem, dans la vallée d Ennom. Cette vallée est un lieu affreux où il n y a que des cailloux. C est dans cette solitude horrible que les Juifs immolèrent leurs enfants à leur Dieu qu ils… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • Topheth — Tophet Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tophet de Sant Antioco Le terme Tophet peut désigne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Topheth — In the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem. The place had an evil reputation because children had been sacrificed there to the gods Baal and Molech (Jer. 7:31) and King Ahaz and Manasseh are alleged to have so offered their own sons (2 Chron. 28 …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Tophet —    =Topheth, from Heb. toph a drum, because the cries of children here sacrificed by the priests of Moloch were drowned by the noise of such an instrument; or from taph or toph, meaning to burn, and hence a place of burning, the name of a… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Tophet — For the sacred precinct of Carthage with that name, see Carthage. Tophet or Topheth (Hebrew:תופת ha tōpheth) is believed to be a location in Jerusalem, in the Valley of Hinnom, where the Canaanites sacrificed children to the god Moloch by burning …   Wikipedia

  • Tophet (lieu) — Tophet ou Tophet (hébreu : תֹּפֶת tōfet) désigne un lieu proche de Jérusalem où selon la Bible les Cananéens sacrifiaient des enfants au dieu Moloch en les brûlant vifs. Ce lieu était situé dans la vallée de la Géhenne (hébreu : גֵיא… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tophet — To phet, n. [Heb. t[=o]phet, literally, a place to be spit upon, an abominable place, fr. t[=u]ph to spit out.] A place lying east or southeast of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom. [Written also {Topheth}.] [1913 Webster] And he defiled Topheth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tophet — noun Etymology: Middle English, shrine south of ancient Jerusalem where human sacrifices were performed to Moloch in Jeremiah 7:31, Gehenna, from Late Latin Topheth, from Hebrew tōpheth Date: 14th century hell, Gehenna …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gehenne — Géhenne  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Géhenne (plan).  Tombeaux dans la vallée de Hinnom. Le Guei Hinnom (héb …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Guehinnom — Géhenne  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Géhenne (plan).  Tombeaux dans la vallée de Hinnom. Le Guei Hinnom (héb …   Wikipédia en Français

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