golden calf

golden calf
golden idol that the Israelites made and worshipped during the exodus (Biblical); any false god or thing worshipped undeservedly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • GOLDEN CALF — (Heb. עֵגֶל מַסֵּכָה, Ex. 32:4; עֶגְלֵי זָהָב I Kings 12:28), the golden image made by Aaron at the behest of the Israelites and venerated near Mount Sinai (Ex. 32). Exodus 32 relates that the Israelites, anxious about Moses prolonged absence,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Golden Calf — • An object of worship among the Hebrews, mention of which occurs principally in Ex., xxxii, where the story of the molten calf of Aaron is narrated, and in III Kings, xii (cf. II Par., xi), in connection with the policy of Jeroboam after the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • golden calf — n. 1. Bible a calf of gold worshiped by the Israelites while Moses was at Mount Sinai: 1 Kings 12:28 2. riches regarded as an object of worship and greedy pursuit …   English World dictionary

  • Golden calf — The golden calf (עגל הזהב) was an idol (a cult image) made for the Israelites during Moses absence, as he went up to Mount Sinai. According to the Hebrew Bible, the calf was made by Aaron to satisfy the Israelites, whereas the Quran indicates the …   Wikipedia

  • golden calf — 1. a golden idol set up by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites. Ex. 32. 2. either of the two similar idols set up by Jeroboam. I Kings 12:28, 29. 3. money or material goods as an object of worship or pursuit. * * * ▪ Old Testament  idol… …   Universalium

  • Golden Calf (award) — Infobox award name = Golden Calf imagesize = caption = current awards = description = Best in film and television programs presenter = Nederlands Film Festival country = The Netherlands year = 1981 website =… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden calf (disambiguation) — The golden calf is an idol in the Bible and the Qur an.Golden calf may also refer to: *Golden Calf (award), a Dutch film award * The Little Golden Calf , a Russian novel by writers Ilf and Petrov * The Golden Calf (1968 film) a 1968 black and… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Calf for Best Television Drama — The following is a list of winners of the Golden Calf for best Television Drama at the NFF.* 2007 Peter de Baan De Prins en het Meisje * 2006 Frank Ketelaar Escort * 2005 Peter de Baan De Kroon * 2004 Nicole van Kilsdonk Deining * 2003 more than… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Calf for Best actor — The following is a list of winners of the Golden Calf for best actor at the NFF.* 2007 Marcel Hensema Wild Romance * 2006 Frank Lammers Nachtrit * 2005 Thijs Römer 06/05 * 2004 Cees Geel Simon * 2003 Tygo Gernandt Van God Los * 2002 Jacob Derwig… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Calf for Best Director — The following is a list of winners of the Golden Calf for best Director at the NFF.* 2007 Mijke de Jong Tussenstand * 2006 Paul Verhoeven Zwartboek * 2005 Nanouk Leopold Guernsey * 2004 Eddy Terstall Simon * 2003 Pieter Kuijpers Van God Los *… …   Wikipedia

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