golden calf

Also found in: Dictionary, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to golden calf

(Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship

References in periodicals archive ?
The next verse begins At Horeb you so provoked the Lord which gives the impression that Deuteronomy 9:7 refers to the general experience of the people having provoked God, with the story of the Golden Calf at Horeb being but one example of the angering of God which follows, albeit a central one.
Today's readings taught us not to worship those false idols, like the Golden Calf that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to worship," he said Wednesday evening.
It is no coincidence that one of the most victimised works of art in Britain is Nicolas Poussin's Adoration of the Golden Calf (1633-34) in the National Gallery.
The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly humane goal.
The Sin of the C4 The Rise of the Bible's Negative Attitude Toward the Golden Calf By Young Ho Chung (T and T Clark, $130).
The Last Days of Emma Blank won the Golden Calf award for Best Screenplay of a Feature Film and Label Europa Cinemas award, both received by Van Warmerdam in 2009.
Kohanim" get special treatment because they are part of the Israeli tribe that refused to worship the Golden Calf in the Book of Exodus.
But the Old Testament story of the golden calf is perhaps the best-known biblical reference to the mineral commodity.
Ellick and his colleagues got involved early on, marching to Zuccotti Park with a golden calf fashioned to look like the iconic Wall Street bull statue.
Scholars of the Old Testament explore the Pentateuch and history, prophets, poetry from such perspectives as images of God and creation in Genesis 1-2, the Passover in Exodus and Deuteronomy, Judah as Israel in eight-century prophecy, reading Zechariah 11 in the light of Jeremiah, the golden calf in the Psalms, and theology and hope in Lamentations.
Accolades include being named Australian Equities (Small Cap) Fund Manager of the Year at the May 2010 Money Management/Lonsec Fund Awards and winning the Golden Calf Award for Best Emerging Fund Manager at the October 2009 Australian Fund Manager Awards.
His 2006 film Paradise Now, about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Tel Aviv, won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film in 2006, won the Golden Calf for best Dutch film, and was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film.
That memory includes the golden calf (Exodus 32; 1 Corinthians 10:7-8) and murmuring in the wilderness (Numbers 21:4-6; 1 Corinthians 10:9).
She puts the Russian Ballet onto the same plane as the London nightclub "The Cave of the Golden Calf.
The Golden Calf accounts are clearly responses to a major societal upheaval, the division of the Monarchy, whereas the Nebuchadnezzar vignette relates obviously to the position of Jews in the Diaspora vis-a-vis royal control of religion.