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  Golden calf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin: imagery influenced by the Greco-Roman bacchanal
In the Hebrew Bible, the golden calf (עגל הזהב) was an idol (a cult image) made by Aaron for the Israelites during Moses' unexpectedly long absence.
The golden calf is also the award given at the Netherlands Film Festival, regarded as the Dutch counterpart to the Academy Awards.
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 GoldenCalfnotEgyptian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The CALF was recognized by certain signs, such as a peculiar white mark on its neck and rump that resembled a hawk's wings and a scarablike hump under its tongue.
I suspect that Israel's Golden Calf worship is a reflection of a true historical kernel, Canaanite and Mesopotamian Calf worship, it isn't Egyptian at all.
Ergo, egel-iah is Yahweh's manifestation as a Calf.
www.bibleorigins.net /GoldenCalfnotEgyptian.html   (3412 words)

 A Reconstructionist Dvar Torah for Ki Tisa
The Golden Calf represents, among other things, their refusal to totally let go of their past and also their inability to maintain their commitment to one concept, symbol or ideal if their patience is tested.
Aviva Zornberg discusses the fact that the two sides of the coin that is the Golden Calf may seem to be contradictory, yet are in reality complimentary, or perhaps even symbiotic.
The ultimate climax is when the people proclaim of the Golden Calf "this is your god, O Israel." In doing so they are not denying that it is the One God who redeemed them from Egypt, but they are content to conceptualize and represent the unlimited God in a very limited way.
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 Golden Calf - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Golden Calf, according to the biblical account in Exodus, an idol cast at the foot of Mount Sinai from the jewelry of the Israelites by Aaron,...
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O...
Golden, city in north central Colorado, located at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon and next to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
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 The Little Golden Calf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Little Golden Calf (Russian: Золотой телёнок) (1931) is a famous satirical novel by Soviet authors Ilf and Petrov.
The title alludes to the "Golden calf" expression.
It is ironically spoken of an attempted enterprise which is about to fail, especially when the continued effort is simply to postpone the moment of disaster and punishment, a situation known as "death march" in software development.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Little_Golden_Calf   (459 words)

Various reasons make it probable that the rendering "calf" is not to be taken in a strict sense, for the Hebrew term has a wider signification, and it is likely that in the present case it stands for a young bullock just arrived at maturity.
He yields to their solicitations, and, making use of the golden earrings of the women and children, he causes a "molten calf" or bull to be fashioned.
Shortly after its construction Moses returns, and, moved to wrath and indignation, destroys the idol, reducing it to dust and throwing it into the brook from which the Israelites are made to drink.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06628b.htm   (323 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for calf, golden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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golden calf GOLDEN CALF [golden calf] in the Bible, an idol erected by the Israelites on several occasions.
calf, golden CALF, GOLDEN [calf, golden] erected by the Israelites on several occasions, as related in the Bible and the Qur'an.
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 The Golden Calf (No. 222)
The moon-god was represented by the upturned horns of the bull calf as a symbol of the crescent.
The identification of the bull or Golden Calf with Moloch, comes from the practice of the Carthaginians and probably all of the Punic world to sacrifice their children to Moloch or Malcom by placing them on the arms of the bronze statue of the beast which had a head of a bull calf (i.e.
The bull calf is identified with the moon-god whose horns are the crescent moon observed from the false phasis and variable as opposed to the true New Moon of the conjunction, which is not variable and is measurable to the exact second.
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 Jeffrey Shaw's Golden Calf
Be that as it may, moving around the pedestal to observe the Golden Calf the viewer performs a sort of ritual dance, a prayer to the disembodied cult object.
Thus, the Golden Calf can be seen as a system that constantly shifts and slides between the quantum world of microelectronic telepresence and the macro world of biological interactivity, poking fun at and questioning the sanctity of each.
In this regard, the Golden Calf is a formidable achievement because it accomplishes and promotes the harmonious coexistence of divergent realities, offering hope of a new paradigm that transcends destructive dichotomies, constructing a polychotomous mode of perception, a cyberception(2), based on mutuality, simultaneity and consonance.
www.artexetra.com /GoldenCalf.html   (1322 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Texts: The Golden Calf
The story of the golden calf, the greatest scandal of the wilderness period, is recalled in Deuteronomy 9:9‑21, based on the fuller account in Exodus 32.
Many scholars believe that the calf did so by serving as the pedestal or mount on which YHVH was invisibly present, as did the cherubs in the Holy of Holies.
Some scholars believe that the entire golden calf story is a pejorative recasting--also based on hindsight--of a northern cult legend about the origin of the golden calves that Jeroboam erected in Bethel and Dan (I Kings 12:2‑33).
www.myjewishlearning.com /texts/bible/What_is_the_Torah/Exodus/TigayGoldenCalf.htm   (865 words)

 The Golden Calf
The Golden calf represents the failure of the children of Israel at the Holy Mountain of God.
It was there that they made an idol because of their impatience with Moses, who had been on the mountain with God for what they considered as too long.
Next he melted down the golden calf, ground it into powder, and scattered the powder over the surface of the water.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/goldcalf.html   (448 words)

 The story of the The Golden Calf, Moses, and the Ten Commandments. Exodus in the Bible
After the split occurred between Israel and Judah, Judah remained in possession of the Temple in Jerusalem and Israel was forced to substitute worship at Bethel in the north.
This is consistent with the Golden Calf version of events in which Moses went up the mountain alone, as anyone who remembers those movies will recall.
However, a few verses later, bits and pieces from the earlier tradition surface (it is characteristic of the bizarre editing of the Bible that scraps were not thrown out, but rather an attempt was made to submerge and 'harmonize' the various conflicting accounts).
www.awitness.org /contrabib/torah/calfcmd.html   (1749 words)

 Torah Attitude
To understand the Jewish people's errors concerning the golden calf, it is important to trace the history of idol worship.
The image of the golden calf represented serving G'd by seeing His hand in nature rather than serving Him on a level of open miracles.
In a similar way, the level of serving G'd to which the Jews wanted to lower themselves through the image of the golden calf would be a golden opportunity for us to raise ourselves to understand and see the hand of G'd behind the laws of nature.
www.shemayisrael.co.il /parsha/kahn/archives/kisisa64.htm   (1116 words)

 The Temple Institute: The Episode of the Golden Calf
And Aaron said to them, break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me. And all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.
And he received the gold at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it a molten calf: And they said, These are your Gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the Land of Egypt.
Because Aaron oversaw the creation of the golden calf, and therefore it would not seem proper for him to officiate with the heifer.
www.templeinstitute.org /red_heifer/golden_calf.htm   (1937 words)

 The Rectified Golden Calf: Balanced Leadership
In the case of the sin of the golden calf, the deeper lesson that we learn from this sin is that no matter how far we have strayed from the path, and no matter how deeply we have fallen, we can always return to God.
If it is used to enhance conceit, it is negative and reflects the golden calf, which was made partially of gold from the jewelry of the women in the desert.
The rectification for the golden calf was the construction of the Tabernacle, whose golden vessels were also made of the jewelry of the women.
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 Surah 7 (Al-Araf) 148-154 — The Golden Calf - www.ezboard.com
Verse 148 mentions something that the Biblical text does not mention: the golden calf-idol “had a sound (as if it was mooing).” This appears to be based on a rabbinical source.
The individual responsible for the creation of the golden calf is some fellow named As-Samiri, according to 20:85.
The proposal made by Tisdall at www.truthnet.org/islam/src-chp3.htm (and which is addressed at www.islamic-awareness.org...amari.html), makes very good sense: Muhammad encountered Jewish accounts of the golden calf in which someone named Sammael, or something like Sammael, was said to be responsible for provoking the Israelites to make the golden calf for causing the calf-idol to moo.
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 Melting the Golden Calf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The physics is not a problem, after Moses melted the calf, it cooled and hardened, now ready to be ground.
Perhaps this teaches that had Moses simply ground the calf, people would feel they were drinking something of the calf per se, an idolatrous rite.
Melting was prior to the grinding to rid the gold of the form of the calf.
www.mesora.org /moses-goldencalf.html   (328 words)

 The Tabernacle And The Golden Calf
Since the episode of the golden calf is as much part of the Torah as is the building of the Tabernacle, it does not make sense to consider these as an unwelcome additions.
If Rashi is unwilling to say that the command to build the Tabernacle preceded the episode of the golden calf but nevertheless holds that building the Tabernacle was part of the original Divine plan, we must seek a third way to view this issue.
The episode of the golden calf in many ways recreated the circumstances of Adams' sin, and its aftermath which lead to constructing the Tabernacle, showed God's program as revealed to Moses for rectifying it.
www.jewishmag.com /70mag/goldtabernacle/goldtabernacle.htm   (2861 words)

 Idolatry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Which images, ideas, and objects, constitute idolatry, and which constitute reasonable worship, is a matter of contention with some religious authorities and groups using the term to describe certain other religions apart from their own.
"The Adoration of the Golden Calf" by Nicolas Poussin
"The Worship of the Golden Calf: A Literary Analysis of a Fable on Idolatry".
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 The Adoration of the Golden Calf by POUSSIN, Nicolas
The Adoration of the Golden Calf by POUSSIN, Nicolas
Hearing singing and seeing 'the calf and the dancing...Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.' The tall bearded figure in white is Aaron still 'making proclamation' of a feast to the false god.
As on a sculpted relief or painted Greek vase, figures are shown in suspended animation, heightened gestures or movements isolated from those of their neighbours, so that the effect of the whole is at one and the same time violent and static.
www.wga.hu /html/p/poussin/2/16golden.html   (550 words)

 D-1. Golden Calf (32-33)
When Aaron constructed the golden calf he may have intended it as the throne of God rather than as a deity in its own right.
The negative way in which the golden calf is viewed in Exodus is a veiled prophetic condemnation of Jeroboam's golden calf worship centers.
The Adoration of the Golden Calf, by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)
www.hope.edu /academic/religion/bandstra/RTOT/CH3/CH3_2D1.HTM   (965 words)

 Golden Calf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The golden calf was a figure made by Aaron as described in Exodus 32.
While waiting for Moses to return from the mountain were he had went to seek council with God, the people became anxious; and becoming anxious they went to Aaron, pleading with him to make them gods to go before them and lead them.
Then he smashed the calf, burned it in fire, ground it to pieces, scattered it upon water which he forced the children of Israel to drink.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/g/golden_calf.html   (485 words)

 SunCalfSennedjem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In this painting, the Sun is shown rising between two Scyamore trees and also as a BULL CALF, which becomes Horus or Ra-Horakhty, another aspect of the Sun.
Hathor was worshipped in the Sinai at the Egyptian mining camps of Serabit el Khadim and Timna in New Kingdom Times.
I have posited that Israel's worship of the Golden Calf in the Sinai may be allusions to Hathor's giving birth to the Sun as a Golden Calf, Hathor being called NUBT, "The Golden One."
www.bibleorigins.net /SunCalfSennedjem.html   (274 words)

 Golden Calf
The Worship of the Golden Calf, Jacopo Tintoretto, c 1560.
Adoration of the Golden Calf, Nicolas Poussin, 1634.
The Worship of the Golden Calf, Jan Steen, 1673/77.
www.textweek.com /art/golden_calf.htm   (131 words)

 Golden Calf Incident
And all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh to the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mount.
And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
4dw.net /nonconformer/Golden_Calf/golden_calf.html   (2365 words)

 George's Golden Calf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
One of those for me was the decision of the people of Israel to worship a golden statue of a calf.
For me the promoters of Mammon are the rebels, just as in the story of the Golden Calf, since they wish to benefit from the ignorance of those whom they can persuade to join them in this parody of worship by directing the normal human recognition of the supernatural towards something of their own making.
Mr Bush's aims represented by his virtual Golden Calf must be stopped before they cause further disasters, and it could start by a melting down of the symbol of this vile concentration of evil.
www.axisoflogic.com /artman/publish/printer_21838.shtml   (724 words)

 Bible Study - The Golden Calf
And he received the gold at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made a molten calf; and they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"
The calf idols of Israel lasted as long as the northern kingdom did.
The calf at Dan was carried away in the reign of Pekah by Tiglath-pileser, and the one at Bethel about ten years later, in the reign of Hoshea, by Shalmaneser (2 Kings 15:29, 17:3-6).
www.keyway.ca /htm2001/20010828.htm   (536 words)

 Golden Calf
It is apparent that despite all the good intentions, the sin of the Golden Calf is still characterized as the sin of idolatry, the greatest sin in the Torah, a violation of the second of the Ten Commandments.
If we regard the sin of the Golden Calf objectively, and strip away the motivation behind its commission, it is quite clear that it would have to be considered idolatry committed with full awareness.
When the Jews made the Golden Calf, in violation of the commandment, "You shall have no other gods in My Presence," the only way to continue to maintain the relationship with man was to withdraw this Presence.
www.aish.com /torahportion/mayanot/Golden_Calf.asp   (3761 words)

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