Moses, the Golden Calf, and the False Images of the True God

Rolf A. Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2013

Issue: Exodus (Vol. 33, No 2, Spring, 2013)

In Exod 32, the people demanded of Moses, “Make gods for us.” Or did they say, “Make us a god”? Translations differ. In this article, Jacobson argues for the latter, that is, that the issue is not more than one god but a false image of the true God—a sin God’s people continue to perpetuate today.

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