MALCAM măl’ kăm (מַלְכָּֽם). 1. A Benjaminite (1 Chron 8:9 KJV MALCHAM).

2. In Zephaniah 1:5 MALCAM (ASV; KJV MALCHAM) may be the name of an idol, or the word may mean “their king.” The RSV renders it MILCOM. In Jeremiah 49:1, 3 the ASV has MALCAM (KJV THEIR KING; RSV MILCOM).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(malkam, "their king"; the [[King James Version]] Maleham):

(1) A chief of the Benjamites, son of Shaharaim (1Ch 8:9).

(2) The name of an idol as well as the possessive pronominal form of melekh, "king" (2Sa 12:30 the [[Revised Version]] margin; Jer 49:1,3 Septuagint Melchol); Ze 1:5). In Am 1:15 it appears to be best translated "their king," as in both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American). Only a careful examination of the context can determine whether the word is the proper name of the idol (Moloch) or the 3rd personal possessive pronoun for king. The idol is also spelt "Milcom" and "Molech."