Very interesting video below.
Full article below can be gotten here: http://leavethecult.com/2011/12/12/the-worship-of-molech/
Molech (also known as Moloch, Molek, Melech, or Minerva’s Owl) most of the time represented by an owl, was an ancient Near Eastern deity worshiped by several cultures. The Canaanites, Carthaginians, and Israelites were especially devoted to making human sacrifices, even burning newborns alive, depending upon the seriousness of the blessing desired. Molech was commonly worshiped in the mid-east in pre-New Testament times. Throughout history Molech has been depicted as a bull and sometimes even resembling a dog. The most common usage by secret societies in modern times is the owl representing esoteric wisdom. The worship of Moloch is not only limited to ancient times. Today we can still see it all around our modern society including government, religions, corporations and financial institutions.
Molech is mentioned in the Bible as one of the many common pagan gods worshiped by the Israelites. (1 Kings 11:7) and (Acts 7:43)
•1 Kings 11:7 ”On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites”.
•Acts 7:43 ”You have lifted up the shrine of Molech and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Babylon”.
Molech According to the Jewish Encyclopedia:
“In the Masoretic text the name is “Molech”; in the Septuagint “Moloch.” The earliest mention of Molech is in Lev. xviii. 21, where the Israelite is forbidden to sacrifice any of his children to Molech. Similarly, in Lev. xx. 2-5, it is enacted that a man who sacrifices his seed to Molech shall surely be put to death. Then, curiously, it is provided that he shall be cut off from the congregation. In I Kings xi. 7 it is said that Solomon built a high place for Molech in the mountain “that is before Jerusalem.” The same passage calls Molech an Ammonite deity. The Septuagint as quoted in the New Testament (Acts vii. 43) finds a reference to Moloch in Amos v. 26; but this is a doubtful passage. In II Kings xxiii. 10 it is stated that one of the practises to which Josiah put a stop by his reform was that of sacrificing children to Molech, and that the place where this form of worship had been practised was at Topheth, “in the valley of the children of Hinnom.”
“The name “Molech,” later corrupted into “Moloch,” is an intentional mispointing of “Melek,” after the analogy of “bosheth” (comp. Hoffmann in Stade’s “Zeitschrift,” iii. 124). As to the rites which the worshipers of Molech performed, it has sometimes been inferred, from the phrase “pass through the fire to Molech,” that children were made to pass between two lines of fire as a kind of consecration or februation…”
Moloch According to the Encyclopaedia Britanica:
Moloch, also spelled Molech, a deity to whom child sacrifices were made throughout the ancient middle east. The names derived from combining the consonants of the Hebrew melech (“king”) with the vowels of boshet (“Shame”), the later often being used in the old testament as a variant name for the popular god Baal.”