a golden idol set up by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites. Ex. 32.
either of the two similar idols set up by Jeroboam. I Kings 12:28, 29.
money or material goods as an object of worship or pursuit.
(informal) the pursuit or idolization of material wealth
An idol that the Israelites made during the Exodus. While God was giving Moses the Ten Commandments and other provisions of the Mosaic law on Mount Sinai, the people whom Moses was leading to the Promised Land melted down their gold jewelry and ornaments and built a golden calf, which they began to worship. Moses came down from the mountain carrying two stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written; when he saw the calf, he smashed the tablets and made the people destroy the idol.
Note: By extension, a “golden calf” is any false god or anything worshiped undeservedly.
(Ex. 32:4,8; Deut. 9:16; Neh. 9:18). This was a molten image of a calf which the idolatrous Israelites formed at Sinai. This symbol was borrowed from the custom of the Egyptians. It was destroyed at the command of Moses (Ex. 32:20). (See AARON ØT0000002; MOSES.)
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- Golden circle
noun 1. another name for Magic Circle
noun 1. an aquatic plant, Orontium aquaticum, of the arum family, native to the eastern U.S., having blue-green leaves and a clublike spadix covered with tiny yellow flowers.
- Golden-crowned kinglet
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