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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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In The Woman in the Moon, Lyly subversively broaches the possibility for such idolatrous errors onstage, as he reimagines the Genesis and Pygmalion creation narratives, and presents a female personification of Nature as the "creator" in this reimagining.
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IS tries to justify the destruction of antiquities by saying they are idolatrous, but experts say the group traffics in them to fund its self-proclaimed "caliphate" and destroys only those pieces that are too bulky to be smuggled.
This is of little consequence for Jews who view Halloween as an idolatrous, pagan holiday rooted in Catholicism; they will celebrate Shabbat as they do every week and ignore Halloween as they do every year.
Thirdly, why in Genesis 26 did Esau change Oholibamah's name to Judith so as to trick his parents into believing that she had rejected idolatry, but not do this for his other wife, Basemath, whose name alludes to her idolatrous practices?
Following the late Gerhard Forde, Christ's cross and resurrection destroy idolatrous faith and create genuine faith in the true God (18, 92).
It is no secret that extremists are determined to wipe out Sufi traditions to fly the banner of their version of Islam, whereby reverence of tombs is idolatrous.
The rabbi also turned to religious leaders, as well, noting that while meeting with the Pope - who, by traditional Jewish laws, represents an idolatrous sect - is problematic, the issue of the whereabouts of the Temple vessels is too urgent to overlook.
Many extremist fighters from ISIS and other militant Sunni Islamist groups fighting in Syria regard Shiites to be "infidels and consider their shrines idolatrous, and therefore legitimate targets," Reuters reported.