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.
They had delayed too long for the impatient people, who had demanded of Moses'brother Aaron that he make a fertility god.When he created the Golden Calf Aaron declared:"These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt"(Exodus 32.4).This instinct to worship the fertility gods was deep-rooted in the soul of Israel.
He stood athwart the ambitions of pro-abortion Democrats which included its anti-life golden calf: federal funding of abortion.
When Moses descended Mount Sinai holding the two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments engraved on them, he saw the Israelites worshiping the golden calf. In his anger, he smashed the tablets at the foot of the mountain (Exodus 32:19).
When Moses came down Mount Saini with the Ten Commandments, he found his people worshiping a golden calf. Today that calf has grown up and many worship a golden bull market.
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In the Old Testament who made the Golden Calf which was destroyed when his brother Moses returned from Mount Sinai?
"Waldstille" won the Golden Calf Award at the Nederland's Film Festival.
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. "It's after that incident that the Jews get all their rigorous rules," he said, between bites of pasta.
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.