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The problem is, did Israel use Egyptian "terminology" or did she simply call "any" calf with a gold body "the Golden Calf"? I have established that the ONLY god specifically called a "GOLDEN CALF" by the ancient Egyptians in their writings is Pharaoh in the Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts (these texts exist into later New Kingdom times in reworked formats).
In these texts Pharaoh calls himself a "Golden Calf," born of heaven, who wishes to be allowed to board the sacred solar bark or boat which carries the Sun god each day across the heavens.
It is my understanding that it is in these mining camps that some of the pre-biblical origins or "historical kernels" behind the Exodus traditions are to be found and identified.
Two shrines associated with these mining camps have been identified as dedicated to Hathor the cow goddess, one in the southern Sinai at Serabitel Khadim, the other in the Arabah at Har Timna.
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