Smith's Bible Dictionary
Calf. The calf was held in high esteem, by the Jews, as food. 1 Samuel 28:24; Luke 15:23. The molten calf prepared by Aaron for the people to worship, Exodus 32:4, was probably a wooden figure laminated with gold, a process which is known to have existed in Egypt. See Aaron.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Calf'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/c/calf.html. 1901.