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Idolatry

Aaron
responsible for the golden calf. [O.T.: Exodus 32]
Ashtaroth
Canaanite deities worshiped profanely by Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 2:12]
Baalim
Canaanite deities worshiped profanely by Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 2:11]
Baphomet
fabled image; allegedly a Templar fetish. [Medieval Legend: Walsh Classical, 46]
golden calf
idol made by Aaron in Moses’s absence. [O.T.: Exodus 32:2–4]
David
King of Israel who was held in reverence after he slew Goliath. [O.T.: Samuel 17:4–51]
Jehu
obliterates the profane worship of Baal. [O.T.: II Kings 10:29]
Jeroboam
forsook worship of God; made golden calves. [O.T.: I Kings 12:28–33]
Moloch
deity to whom parents sacrificed their children. [O.T.: II Kings 23:10]
Parsis
religious community of India; worship fire along with other aspects of nature. [Hindu. Rel.: NCE, 2075]
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When Abraham the trailblazer invoked (or called by) the name of the Lord, he converted idolaters, bade them walk in the ways of God, and taught them that God is One, the Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, and Eternal.
Indeed, we might now usefully extend Hocart's observation: the struggle between idolaters and iconoclasts is more than a struggle between local autonomists and centralisers, it is also a tectonic struggle over the nature of political subjectivity.
It does not apply in any circumstance to those who are seen as polytheists and idolaters.
One of the passages he quoted from that day condemns the "unrighteous", including "fornicators, idolaters, adulterers and the effeminate".
The ISI message continued: "Let these idolaters, and at their forefront, the hallucinating tyrant of the Vatican, know that the killing sword will not be lifted from the necks of their followers until they declare their innocence from what the dog of the Egyptian Church is doing".
What he makes of the Vatican, populated by ageing, Latin-speaking idolaters who wouldn't look out of place in pre-Pizarro Peru, hasn't been reported.
Their roots in South Wales were, it was readily apparent by the welcome absence of nostalgia and sentiment in their work, more an ingrained DNA than an explicit flaunting through any pseudo-figurative homage to a remarkable, and disappearing, industrial working-class world, that was the stock response of incomers and idolaters.
Clearly, the authors of the Bible, too, believed that the adulation of graves was a despicable habit of idolaters.
The invectives against idolaters in some inscriptions are nothing but rhetorical gestures, Patel states.
Shafei also commented on the jizya system, the tax levied on non-Muslim subjects, and delineated a different tax level for those of the People of the Book versus those who are idolaters.
McCain's problem is that, in 2008, when his old press idolaters have found a new favorite, these are the people who hold his key to the presidency.
The prophets mock idols as well as their worshippers, reminding Israel that Yahweh is a jealous God whose wrath burns fiercest against idolaters.