So I went in and saw; and behold every form of
As beetles and others, worshipped for gods: and abominable beasts;
unclean ones; not only oxen, but dogs and cats, and other impure creatures; for such were the gods of the Egyptians, from whom the Jews took their deities: and all the idols of the house of Israel;
which were many, even as numerous as their cities: portrayed upon the wall round about;
the pictures of them were drawn and placed around the wall of the room or chamber; and where they were worshipped by the priests and Levites, and members of the sanhedrim; and this was not in one chamber only, but in many, as appears from ( Ezekiel 8:12 ) .