But it isn't; it loves the thrones of the world and bows down to the golden calf.
The race is but temporarily deflected to the worship of the golden calf.
In other words, their worship of the golden calf was star worship.
Why did the children of Israel want Aaron to make them a golden calf?
Aaron confessed his sin in making the golden calf, and was forgiven.
Take, for example, the case of Aaron making the golden calf.
And what might they not have said and done on the article of the golden calf?
The question was: "Why did the Israelites make a golden calf?"
The worship of the golden calf permits its votaries no escape.
So was the golden calf, and so was Zeus; so were Thor and Odin, too.