Corruption (prop. some form of שָׁחָה, shachah'', διαφθείρω). This term is used in Scripture to signify the putrefaction of dead bodies (Ps 16:10), the blemishes which rendered an animal unfit for sacrifice (Le 22:25), sinful inclinations, habits, and practices, which defile and ruin men (Ro 8:21; 2Pe 2:12,19), everlasting ruin (Ga 6:8), men in their mortal and imperfect state (1Co 15:42,50).

MOUNT OF CORRUPTION (הִר הִמִּשׁחַית, Sept. ὄρος τοῦ Μοσχίθ v. r. Μοσθάθ, Vulg. mons offensionis), a hill in the neighborhood of Jerusalem, where Solomon had established the worship of the Ammonitish deity Milcom, which Josiah overthrew (2Ki 23:13). Tradition assigns the locality of the "Mount of Offence" to the eminence immediately south of the Mount of Olives (see Barclay, City of the Great King, p. 64 sq.; Stanley, Palest. p. 185, note). SEE JERUSALEM.

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