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Meaning of GOLDEN CALF

Pronunciation:  'gowldun kaf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (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
 
 See Also: god, graven image, idol

 

 

Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(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 ¯T0000002; MOSES.)

 

 

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