golden calf


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golden calf

n.
1. In the Bible, a golden image of a calf fashioned by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites while Moses was on Mount Sinai.
2.
a. Money as an object of worship; mammon.
b. The subject of intense veneration: "We create a golden calf ... every time we take something of the earth and declare it exempt from the laws of history" (James Carroll).

golden calf

n
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. an idol made by Aaron and set up for the Israelites to worship (Exodus 32)
b. either of two similar idols set up by Jeroboam I at Dan and Bethel in the northern kingdom (I Kings 12:28–30)
2. informal the pursuit or idolization of material wealth

gold′en calf′


n.
1. a golden idol set up by Aaron. Ex. 32.
2. either of the two similar idols set up by Jeroboam. I Kings 12:28, 29.
3. money or material goods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.golden calf - (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worshipgolden calf - (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly
graven image, idol, god - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
References in classic literature ?
Jeroboam set up a golden calf here to fascinate his people and keep them from making dangerous trips to Jerusalem to worship, which might result in a return to their rightful allegiance.
The golden calf they worship at Boston is a pigmy compared with the giant effigies set up in other parts of that vast counting-house which lies beyond the Atlantic; and the almighty dollar sinks into something comparatively insignificant, amidst a whole Pantheon of better gods.
When Moses came down Mount Saini with the Ten Commandments, he found his people worshiping a golden calf.
In the Old Testament who made the Golden Calf which was destroyed when his brother Moses returned from Mount Sinai?
Award-winning Kenzari has previously played a role in Dutch crime/drama 'Wolf,' where he has won a Golden Calf for Best Actor for his role.
The ninth chapter of Deuteronomy begins with a short hortatory passage (verses 1-6), and then transitions to a longer narrative passage, which recounts the events of the golden calf (beginning with verse 8).
Suddenly we were discussing Judaism's laws and their intent, which brought us to the Golden Calf.
The first half closed with the two men dueting The Golden Calf from Gounod's Faust, just one of the roles he has made his own at the Royal Opera House.
no, i don't resent moses his golden calf, there are days i light
There is a political edge to the discussions for humans are indeed political animals; another essay on the construction a contemporary golden calf explores such aspects.
Again, it wasn't the image of the golden calf that was problematic--only the worship of it (Rambam in Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Avodat Kochavim 7:4).
Throughout almost the entire orgiastic frenzy of the Golden Calf scene, as the music thrashed and swooned, the cast sat motionless.