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graven image

Chiefly Bible a carved image used as an idol
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Davis worked right through the heat, building, as though in direct provocation to his community's self-balanced scales, the most graven image of all: a life-sized, full-colored Blue Devil with a pitchfork, a top hat, and a metallic blue suit.
It reminds me of the three Hebrew men-Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego- who were thrown into the fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon for refusing to bow to the King's graven image. For Daniel and the three Hebrew men, they did not care for their lives.
After all, it's right there in the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image." As we saw in Tractate Sanhedrin, any Jew who dared violate this rule was condemned to death.
Hertzler would be violating his religion by taking a graven image of himself," the complaint argues.
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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.
gave you the idea of these horns?") before shattering the statue with a lightening bolt: ('"You shall not make a graven image' ...
Given they were in possession of a "graven image," Jesus got them to admit whose image it was, and pointed out that the coin obviously must belong to the one whose face it portrayed.
With this graven image, just below the crook of my elbow, I am brought back to the place where I must always return.
This celestial injunction reads as follows: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water below" (Exodus 20:4).
Almost instantly, onlookers would recall, LBJ's drooping features hardened into his "deciding expression.'' Johnson's wife, Lady Bird, would describe his look as "almost a graven image of a face carved in bronze.'' Johnson, a vice president so estranged from the White House that he feared for his job, was now the most powerful man in the country.