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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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It appears that these commentators were swayed by the summary statements of Ahab's reign that cast him as an idolater.
This is the way people of the Book can live under Shariah: "Declaration by Allah and His Apostle of dissociating from those idolaters with whom you have a treaty.
The revelations from Allah to the Prophet Muhammad was to bring the religious practices of Arab idolaters back to the surrendering themselves to the will of the single God, while ensuring that they understood that their place in the world was part of a grandeur order that belonged to God.
The book is thus bracketed by discussions of iconoclasm, ancient and modern, while its main thrust is an attempt to probe the minds of the obviously intelligent, sophisticated idolaters seeking to understand the rationale behind long-ridiculed, apparent folly.
Moreover, he believed that many of those who are religious and who are not idolaters have so compromised their religion in their pursuit of power in the Knesset and other corridors of power that they fell into the trap set for them by Ben Gurion who, Leibowitz claimed, once told him: "I will never agree to the separation of religion from the state.
According to them, there was no difference in the halakhic status of wine handled by a Muslim or an idolater.
He notes that Rambam delineates five kinds of heretics (Teshuvah 3:6, 7), one of whom is the idolater who denies the existence of a Creator, and Bleich places all who deny that the entire written and oral Torah derives from Heaven in this category of idolaters and heretics.
At the end of the chapter, Martin summarizes his findings: "The Council, citing Romans 1:21, 25, declares that many have been deceived by the evil one and rejected the truth for a lie and are in effect idolaters.
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders.
It is tempting, like the misrepresentation of Catholics as superstitious idolaters and conservatives as misogynistic misers, to believe that this bit of wordplay is subterfuge, and not a particularly artful sort.
Ultra conservative Saudi Sunni clerics considered Ibadhi Islam, the official creed of Omanis that grew out of the early Kharijih Movement around 657 AD during the Caliphate of EoACAyAli Ibn Abi Talib, as Muslims idolaters.