- Bible a place near Jerusalem where human sacrifices were made to Molech: 2 Kings 23:10
Origin of TophetMiddle English ; from Classical Hebrew (language) tofet
- In the Bible, a place outside Jerusalem where the Canaanites offered children as sacrifices to Moloch.
- The place where wicked souls are punished after death; Hell.
Origin of TophetMiddle English, from Hebrew t&omacron;pet; see wtp in Semitic roots.