graven image


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graven image

Chiefly Bible a carved image used as an idol
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The human form was deemed too godly to be made into a graven image, yet it was repeatedly done.
aThou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likenessa[bar]a proclaimed the Voice out of the fire and smoke at Mount Sinai.
With this graven image, just below the crook of my elbow, I am brought back to the place where I must always return.
6] Here we discover a man of god who reveres a graven image that itself declares such graven images forbidden
Johnson's wife, Lady Bird, would describe his look as "almost a graven image of a face carved in bronze.
Dickens insisted "I shiver and tremble at the thought of another graven image in some public place" and if the project goes ahead, the noise of his body whirring in his grave in Poet's Corner will reverberate round Westminster Abbey.
The board makes sure the content of their drawings will not offend or corrupt the minds of young readers or violate the Biblical edict in the book of Exodus that "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above.
Like so many, then and now, his father had forgotten the second Commandment, "You shall not make any graven image nor the likeness of anything in heaven or upon earth.
In Deuteronomy 4:16 the Almighty Himself gives the warning: "Beware lest you act corruptly by making a graven image for yourselves, in the form of any figure.
dildo nose, carried in my arms like a graven image.
The second of the Ten Commandments listed in Exodus 20 warns against idolizing, or even making, graven images: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.