Blasphemy Is Defile Ourselves with Gillul Strong's #H1544, gillul Ezekiel 23:37
That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with theirgillul have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bore unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them (KJV)
For theymiscegenated, and blood is on their hands. With their idols they miscegenated, and they have even offered up to them for food the children whom they had borne to me. (ESV)
That3588 they have committed adultery,5003 and blood1818 is in their hands,3027 and with854 their idols1544 have they committed adultery,5003 and have also1571 caused (853) their sons,1121 whom834 they bore3205 unto me, to pass for them through5674 the fire, to devour402 them.
Are gillul really only idols?
The Hebrew word gillul appears 48 times in the Holy Bible, 47 times as idols and 1 time as images. In addition, there are13 other Hebrew words and 6 Greek words which are translated into the English words idol and idolatry, evidence of a bias from translators who would presume that a word which means log would also be a figurative representation for idol.
A detailed analysis of the context of the word shows that gillul are able to miscegenate or commit adultery, that pictures of them were portrayed on the walls, that when they were destroyed they had carcasses, that they could be served rather than merely worshipped, that they were put away rather than merely destroyed, that Israelites could defile themselves by a whoring after them, that they could be confounded, that they were able to transgress the law, that they could be borne, indicating that it a gillul is a person rather than an inanimate object like an idol.Ezekiel 20:27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me.
Eze 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, yepollute yourselves with all gillul, even unto this day: and shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.
Considering that gillul are not permitted into the congregation of the LORD, even to the tenth generation, that there is a notable lack of reference to gillul in the rest of the Holy Bible, and that these persons are called abominations and are put away, it's evident that these persons are non-Israelites of some kind.
A primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively): - commit, remove, roll (away, down, together), run down, seek occasion, trust, wallow.
FORTY EIGHT INSTANCES OF GILLUL
Eze 23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with gillul have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bore unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
Lev 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of gillul, and my soul shall abhor you.
Eze 23:7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their gillul she defiled herself.
2Ki 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the healers [was images], and the gillul [was idols], and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
Eze 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after gillul [was idols]: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
Eze 20:7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the gillul of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.Eze 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with gillul.
Eze 37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with gillul, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
Eze 20:39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every gillul, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with gillul.
Eze 23:39 For when they had sacrificed [was slain] their own children to gillul, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
Eze 8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every image [was form] of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the gillul in [was idols of] the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.
2Ki 21:21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the gillul [was idols] that his father served, and worshiped them:
Eze 30:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the gillul, and I will cause their images [read: idols, from Strong's # 457, iliyl] to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
Jer 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her gillul are destroyed.
1Ki 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the gillul that his ancestors had borne.
Eze 16:36 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the gillul of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto themDeu 29:17 And ye have seen the abominations of gillul, wood and stone, silver and gold,
TWENTY WORDS ARE TRANSLATED AS IDOL
Isa 66:3He that killeth7819 an ox7794 is as if he slew5221 a man;376 he that sacrificeth2076 a lamb,7716 as if he cut off a dog's neck;6202, 3611 he that offereth5927 an oblation,4503 as if he offered swine's2386 blood;1818 he that burneth2142 incense,3828 as if he blessed1288 an idol.205 Yea,1571 they1992 have chosen977 their own ways,1870 and their soul5315 delighteth2654 in their abominations.8251
Jer 50:38A drought2721 is upon413 her waters;4325 and they shall be dried up:3001 for3588 it is the land776 of graven images,6456 and they1931 are mad1984 upon their idols.367
Zec 11:17Woe1945 to the idol457 shepherd7473 that leaveth5800 the flock!6629 the sword2719 shall be upon5921 his arm,2220 and upon5921 his right3225 eye:5869 his arm2220 shall be clean dried up,3001, 3001 and his right3225 eye5869 shall be utterly darkened.3543, 3543
2Ch 34:7 And when he had broken down5422 (853) the altars4196 and the groves,842 and had beaten3807 the graven images6456 into powder,1854 and cut down1438 all3605 the idols2553 throughout all3605 the land776 of Israel,3478 he returned7725 to Jerusalem.3389
From H2535; a sun pillar: - idol, image.
Why should this verse not read?: "And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the images throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem."
2Ki 23:5 And he put down7673 (853) the idolatrous priests,3649 whom834 the kings4428 of Judah3063 had ordained5414 to burn incense6999 in the high places1116 in the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and in the places round about4524 Jerusalem;3389 them also that burned incense6999 unto Baal,1168 to the sun,8121 and to the moon,3394 and to the planets,4208 and to all3605 the host6635 of heaven.8064
H3649 appears 3 times, once as chemarims, once as idolatrous, and once as priests.
From H3648; properly an ascetic (as if shrunk with self maceration), that is, an idolatrous priest (only in plural): - Chemarims, (idolatrous) priests.
Why should this verse not read?: "And he put down the chemarims, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven."
1Ki 15:13 And also1571 (853) Maachah4601 his mother,517 even her he removed5493 from being queen,4480, 1377 because834 she had made6213 an idol4656 in a grove;842 and Asa609 destroyed3772 (853) her idol,4656 and burnt8313 it by the brook5158 Kidron.6939
From H6426; a terror, that is, an idol: - idol.
2Ch 33:7And he set7760 (853) a carved image,6459 the idol5566 which834 he had made,6213 in the house1004 of God,430 of which834 God430 had said559 to413 David1732 and to413 Solomon8010 his son,1121 In this2088 house,1004 and in Jerusalem,3389 which834 I have chosen977 before all4480, 3605 the tribes7626 of Israel,3478 will I put7760 (853) my name8034 forever:5865
Jer 22:28Is this2088 man376 Coniah3659 a despised959 broken5310 idol?6089 is he a vessel3627 wherein is no369 pleasure?2656 wherefore4069 are they cast out,2904 he1931 and his seed,2233 and are cast7993 into5921 a land776 which834 they know3045 not?3808
Isa 48:5I have even from the beginning4480, 227 declared5046 it to thee; before2962 it came to pass935 I showed8085 it thee: lest6435 thou shouldest say,559 Mine idol6090 hath done6213 them, and my graven image,6459 and my molten image,5262 hath commanded6680 them.
1Sa 31:9And they cut off3772 (853) his head,7218 and stripped off6584 (853) his armor,3627 and sent7971 into the land776 of the Philistines6430 round about,5439 to publish1319 it in the house1004 of their idols,6091 and among854 the people.5971
2Ch 15:8 And when Asa609 heard8085 these428 words,1697 and the prophecy5016 of Oded5752 the prophet,5030 he took courage,2388 and put away5674 the abominable idols8251 out of all4480, 3605 the land776 of Judah3063 and Benjamin,1144 and out of4480 the cities5892 which834 he had taken3920 from mount4480, 2022 Ephraim,669 and renewed2318 (853) the altar4196 of the LORD,3068 that834 was before6440 the porch197 of the LORD.3068
From H8262; disgusting, that is, filthy; especially idolatrous or (concretely) an idol: - abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).
Zec 10:2 For3588 the idols8655 have spoken1696 vanity,205 and the diviners7080 have seen2372 a lie,8267 and have told1696 false7723 dreams;2472 they comfort5162 in vain:1892 therefore5921, 3651 they went their way5265 as3644 a flock,6629 they were troubled,6031 because3588 there was no369 shepherd.7462
1Co 8:10For1063 if1437 any man5100 see1492 thee4571 which hast2192 knowledge1108 sit at meat2621 in1722 the idol's temple,1493 shall not3780 the3588 conscience4893 of him846 which is5607 weak772 be emboldened3618 to eat2068 those things which are offered to idols;1494
1Co 8:4As concerning4012 therefore3767 the3588 eating1035 of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols,1494 we know1492 that3574 an idol1497 is nothing3762 in1722 the world,2889 and2532 that3754 there is none3762 other2087 God2316 but1508 one.1520
1Co 10:14Wherefore,1355 my3450 dearly beloved,27 flee5343 from575 idolatry.1495
1Co 5:10Yet2532 not3756 altogether3843 the3588 fornicators4205 of this5127 world,2889 or2228 with the3588 covetous,4123 or2228 extortioners,727 or2228 with idolaters;1496 for1893 then686 must ye needs3784 go1831 out of1537 the3588 world.2889
Act 7:41And2532 they made a calf3447 in1722 those1565 days,2250 and2532 offered321 sacrifice2378 unto the3588 idol,1497 and2532 rejoiced2165 in1722 the3588 works2041 of their own848 hands.5495
Act 17:16Now1161 while Paul3972 waited for1551 them846 at1722 Athens,116 his848 spirit4151 was stirred3947 in1722 him,846 when he saw2334 the3588 city4172 wholly given to idolatry.2712
The jews have a very different view of the Hebrew word gillul, claiming that the Zorah, the Kabbalistic correspondences to the Holy Bible, is the verbal parallel to the Torah which provides the missing link to the Hebrew word tsphua, Strong's H6832, which means dung. In other words, gillul means log, which is a reference to dung, which means dung people who are the golem who clean the city. With their fastidious concentration on scatology, it's no wonder that jews delight in such an interpretation, so much so that jews too fail to understand that gillul means mamzer.