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The Torah teaches us that Pharaoh brought korbanos (Shemos 14:10)

ופרעה הקריב

Pharaoh offered sacrifices

It is not clear what sacrifices Pharaoh brought, however the Torah tells us a revealing bit of information about who Pharaoh was (Shemos 32:25):

כי פרעה אהרון

Pharaoh was Aharon

It would therefore seem that he brought korbanos in the Mishkan, which was where Aharon brought his sacrifices.

However, Pharaoh made himself into a false god (Shemos Rabbah 9:8), and Heaven forfend that we would allow an idol into the Holy of Holies! How was this allowed?


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/serious Non-Jews are allowed to offer their own Korbanot to our God anywhere and whenever they want. –  Double AA Mar 2 at 20:17
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@DoubleAA Thus the necessary step of כי פרעה אהרון –  YEZ Mar 2 at 20:26
    
/serious Does that apply if the non-Jew is himself an idol and the sacrifice was therefore originally m'yuchad l'avoda zara? –  Yitzchak Mar 2 at 20:38

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Torah Shleima cites a Midrash Aggada that the reason it was OK to make the Cherubs despite the verse of לא תעשה לך כל פסל וכל תמונה - Don't make any graven image - is "לך לא תעשה אבל לי תעשה" - don't make for yourself, but for Me you could make.

It says in the beginning of Beshalach

ויהי בשלח פרעה

And it was that he sent away Pharaoh

Pharaoh sent himself away, he removed all remnants of self-interest from himself, and it was for Hashem that he made himself into an idol. That kind of idol is permitted in the Temple.

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