14:24 There were also male cultic prostitutes 1 in the land. They committed the same horrible sins as the nations 2 that the Lord had driven out from before the Israelites.
1 Kings 15:12Context
15:12 He removed the male cultic prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the disgusting idols 3 his ancestors 4 had made.
1 Kings 22:47Context
22:47 There was no king in Edom at this time; a governor ruled.
1 tc The Old Greek translation has “a conspiracy” rather than “male cultic prostitutes.”
2 tn Heb “they did according to all the abominable acts of the nations.”
3 tn The word used here, גִלּוּלִים [gillulim], is always used as a disdainful reference to idols. It is generally thought to have originally referred to “dung pellets” (cf. KBL 183 s.v. גִלּוּלִים). It is only one of several terms used in this way, such as “worthless things” (אֱלִילִים, ’elilim), “vanities” or “empty winds” (הֲבָלִים, havalim).