Meaning of Tophet
Pronunciation: (tō'fit, -fet), [key]
— n. Bible.
- 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.
- the place of punishment for the wicked after death; hell.
- some place, condition, etc., likened to hell.