History, Jerusalem, History of Jerusalem - Megalim
The Hinnom Vally and the ritual of Molech
Was human sacrifice practiced in Jerusalem? The film accompanies the prophet Jeremiah back to the Tophet in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and to the cult of Moloch that shocked Jerusalem in the late First Temple period. Over the years scholars and commentators have explored the question of whether the cult mentioned by Jeremiah involved actual child sacrifice or whether it was merely a symbolic ceremony. Recent archaeological excavations in the Phoenician colony in Carthage, North Africa, shed new light on the Biblical enigma and uncover the full brutality of the horrific cult.