NELC 150

Introduction to the Bible

Slide 44

Phoenician relief from Pozo Moro (Spain), showing child sacrifice to two-headed monster enthroned on left. The head and legs of the child are visible sticking up from the basket in the monster's hand. A pig lies on the offering table in front of the monster. The monster may be Moloch, a demon referred to in Bible, which prohibits worship and child sacrifice to him (Leviticus 20:1-5 and elsewhere [if these verses are correctly interpreted]).