2 Kgs 3:27

3:27 his oldest son. This grisly act was meant to induce the god Chemosh to deliver the Moabites from certain defeat. Child sacrifice was expressly forbidden in Israel (Ex. 34:20; Deut. 18:10); nevertheless, two later kings of Judah (Ahaz and Manasseh) apparently practiced it (16:3; 21:6).