Origin of golden calf
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From ancient myths extolling its sacred nature and promises of immortality and power to new golden calves capable of conferring overnight riches, gold, in the face of our increasingly digital world, has reached a crossroads.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The former Virginia governor was once the golden boy of the GOP.
The Second Republic was also considered the another golden age for Korean Cinema.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the series was implausibly shut out by both the Golden Globe and SAG Awards.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Congratulations on your Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Centurus aurifrons dubius (Cabot): Golden-fronted Woodpecker.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
No man should regard the subject of religion as decided for him until he has read The Golden Bough.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for golden calf
- an idol made by Aaron and set up for the Israelites to worship (Exodus 32)
- either of two similar idols set up by Jeroboam I at Dan and Bethel in the northern kingdom (I Kings 12:28–30)
Cultural definitions for golden calf
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.