Isaiah 2:8

Hebrew Bible

6 Indeed, O Lord, you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. For diviners from the east are everywhere; they consult omen readers like the Philistines do. Plenty of foreigners are around. 7 Their land is full of gold and silver; there is no end to their wealth. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. 8 Their land is full of worthless idols; they worship the product of their own hands, what their own fingers have fashioned. 9 Men bow down to them in homage, they lie flat on the ground in worship. Don’t spare them! 10 Go up into the rocky cliffs, hide in the ground. Get away from the dreadful judgment of the Lord, from his royal splendor!

Micah 5:13

Hebrew Bible

11 I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your fortresses. 12 I will remove the sorcery that you practice, and you will no longer have omen readers living among you. 13 I will remove your idols and sacred pillars from your midst; you will no longer worship what your own hands made. 14 I will uproot your images of Asherah from your midst and destroy your idols. 15 With furious anger I will carry out vengeance on the nations that do not obey me.”

 Notes and References

"... There is not any one word for 'idol' in the OT. The idols are named variously by the prophets depending on the characterization they felt would be most effective. Five words are mainly used: (1) gillul 'logs, blocks' (though KB suggests that it is a pejorative word calling idols dung pellets)..., (2) pesel 'carved image,' (3) massekd 'cast image,' (4) massebd 'standing stone image,' (5) `asab 'thing of grief' ... The prophets scorned the idols as things made by the hand of men... (e.g., Isaiah 2:8). They did not admit that the idol was a mere representation of the god. They declared that the material object itself was the pagan's god ..."

Waltke, Bruce K. A Commentary on Micah (p. 80) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007

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