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- Bible a calf of gold worshiped by the Israelites while Moses was at Mount Sinai: 1 Kings 12:28
- riches regarded as an object of worship and greedy pursuit
- In the Bible, a golden image of a calf fashioned by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites while Moses was on Mount Sinai.
- a. Money as an object of worship; mammon.b. The subject of intense veneration: “We create a golden calf … every time we take something of the earth and declare it exempt from the laws of history” ( James Carroll )