Kalvdyrkarnas avkomlingar i korsdraget mellan det förflutna och samtidens utmaningar

  • Pekka Lindqvist Åbo akademi
Keywords: Golden calf, Idolatry, Israel, Rabbinic literature, Christianity and Judaism, Bible, Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, Jewish, Apologetics

Abstract

This article focuses on the Rabbinic reaction to the Sinaitic golden calf episode. The episode is a source of embarrassment to Israel as it describes the major fall of the elected people, connecting her with idolatry. From the point of view of the early church, the episode gives indisputable proof of the idolatrous nature of the Jewish people and of the fact that the Lord eternally has rejected his rebellious nation. This delicacy of the Biblical motive at hand and the fervent use for it by the early church gives the episode its significance in the study of the early Jewish-Christian controversy.
Section
Articles
Published
Sep 1, 1999
How to Cite
Lindqvist, P. (1999). Kalvdyrkarnas avkomlingar i korsdraget mellan det förflutna och samtidens utmaningar. Nordisk Judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, 20(1-2), 45-64. https://doi.org/10.30752/nj.69557