Meaning of Tophet


Pronunciation: (tō'fit, -fet), [key]
— n. Bible.
  1. a place in the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where, contrary to the law, children were offered as sacrifices, esp. 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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