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graven image

Chiefly Bible a carved image used as an idol
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To be clear, the injunction against graven images is actually the second commandment for Jewish, Anglican, Greek, and most Reformed traditions, who count our first commandment as two and make up the difference by counting our last two "coveting" commandments as one.
Until, that is, you had the tricky problem about the children's schooling and your new graven image.
In the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:4 says "You shall not make for yourself a graven image.
Numa forbade the use of any graven image in the worship of God, a practice that seems to have persisted for more than a century after his death.
In the first instalment, Burns' Heir, nuclear plant owner, Mr Burns, is looking for a child to mould in his graven image - step up Bart Simpson.
Hurowitz, "Make Yourself a Graven Image," Beit Mikra 40 (143) (5755): 337-47 (Hebrew).
The second commandment, in short form, reads: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
I would wager that most, however, have never made a graven image.
With Paul Lewis on piano, the orchestra will reprise two-thirds of their recent programme at the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall: Kenneth Hesketh's Graven Image, which premiered at the Proms, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2, alongside Prokofiev's Symphony No 5.
Exploration of time is a theme of this year's Proms, evidence provided here by the central hypnotic melancholy of the Rachmaninov Dances (his last work), and in Graven Image, Hesketh's 15- minute tug o' war between mortality and the beyond.
By drawing the viewer into the work, the painting becomes not a graven image but a living one that recreates the real-life experience through artistic space.