( Exodus 32:4 Exodus 32:8 ; Deuteronomy 9:16 ; Nehemiah 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 ( Exodus 32:20 ). (See AARON; MOSES .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Golden calf". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".