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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Moshe asserts that heterodox rabbis are Apikorsim, like idolators in every respect, and cease to be members of the community of Israel.
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