We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Image and Inscription​*​. Scene 9: The Golden Calf (Ex. 32​.​1​–​20)

from The Bible in Translation (disc 1) [album] by John Harvey



Scene 9: The Golden Calf (Exodus 32.1–20):
The people, perceiving Moses’s delay on the mount, fashion from molten gold earrings an idol representing a calf;
They make a peace offering to it, and hold a feast;
God tells Moses about the people’s idolatry and threatens to destroy them;
Moses remonstrates with God and urges him to repent of his intent;
Moses and Joshua return to the people (Moses’ 5th descent);
Joshua hears them shouting; they sound ‘like a noise of war in the camp’;
Moses and Joshua approach the camp, hear the people singing, witness them dancing, and also see the golden calf;
In anger, Moses breaks the tablets and burns the calf.


from The Bible in Translation (disc 1) [album], released September 1, 2016


all rights reserved



John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

I’m a practitioner and historian of sound art and visual art, and Emeritus Professor of Art at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, UK. My research field is the sonic and visual culture of religion. I explore the sonic articulations of the Christian religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

contact / help

Contact John Harvey

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account