Meaning of golden calf

gold'en calf'

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  1. a golden idol set up by Aaron and worshiped by the Israelites. Ex. 32.
  2. either of the two similar idols set up by Jeroboam. I Kings 12:28, 29.
  3. money or material goods as an object of worship or pursuit.
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