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Golden Calf (عجل الذهب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Golden Calf (عجل الذهب) is mentioned in the Quran, and refers to the false idol worshipped by the Israelites during Moses' absence. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
False Deity
Idol (الأصنام)
Golden Calf (عجل الذهب)
Quranic Concept
Golden Calf
عجل الذهب
TranslationGolden Calf
Transliterationʿij'l l-dhahab

Golden Calf is referred to in verse (7:148) of chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights):

Sahih International: And the people of Moses made, after [his departure], from their ornaments a calf - an image having a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them to a way? They took it [for worship], and they were wrongdoers.

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Afterlife LocationGeographical LocationAl-UzzaFalse DeityAllatGolden CalfIdolParadiseManatNasrSuwaWaddBaal

Concept map for Golden Calf. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept golden-calf:

(instance golden-calf idol)

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