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I heard Glenn Beck, on the radio today, saying that the "Old Testament" false god Baal was worshiped via child sacrifice (among other things). Is there any evidence of that from Tanach itself (i.e. ignoring archeological and other evidence)? I don't recall ever seeing that (not, unfortunately, that I've learned all of Tanach yet).

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No, in fact, Rambam in Mishne Torah specifically says that even "passing the child through the flames to Moloch" wasn't necessarily or even frequently fatal. There seems to be some concern in Tanakh for whatever reason to not even portray the rituals of foreign gods as even particularly disgusting, in contradiction to the Talmud and archaeological evidence. – Tatpurusha Apr 30 '14 at 17:57
Besides the ambiguous term about Moloch mentioned by @Tatpurusha, Melachim II 3 has the king of Moav explicitly sacrificing "his son," though Radak points the "his" to the king of Edom. In addition, Melachim II 19:37 says that Sancheirev's sons killed him, and I recall from R' Gidon Rothstein's OU Nach Yomi class that Chazal say that they were afraid that he was going to sacrifice them, trying to mimic Akeidat Yitzchak. I'm not sure if these sacrifices were associated with Baal. – Isaac Moses Apr 30 '14 at 18:24
See the verses assembled in the WP article on Moloch. Based on them, it seems reasonable to attribute a claim of Baalite child sacrifice to Tanach, even if [at least one opinion in] our tradition holds that the practice wasn't sacrifice, per se. – Isaac Moses Apr 30 '14 at 18:31
@IsaacMoses that seems rather answer-like to me. – Y ez Apr 30 '14 at 21:11
Maybe Glenn Beck is referring to Jeremiah 19:5. – Tamir Evan May 2 '14 at 5:44

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