Thursday, October 18, 2007

Golden Calf Represented Whom?

Here's a simple, multiple-choice question, including hints.

Whom did the golden calf supposedly represent (according to Aaron, the maker of the calf)?

a) one or more of the gods of the Egyptians (the land from which Israel came);

b) one or more of the gods of Canaan (the land to which Israel was going);

c) one or more of the gods of the other nations (perhaps of the wilderness area, or anywhere else);

d) the God who brought the people up out of the land of Egypt (Exodus 32:4), namely the LORD (Exodus 32:5);

e) the calf was not representational - the people really were supposed to think that the piece of metal itself was a god.


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