Thursday, March 11, 2021

The message of the Golden Calf story?

DR. NATHAN MACDONALD: The Golden Calf: A Post-Exilic Message of Forgiveness (
Jeroboam makes two golden calves, and sets them up at Dan and Bethel. Post-exilic biblical scribes revised this archetypal act of apostasy by introducing a new version of the same sin set in a more ancient period: Aaron's Golden Calf at the foot of Mount Sinai.
For some PaleoJudaica posts involving the Golden Calf and other ones too, see the links collected here.

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