graven image


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graven image

n.
An idol or fetish carved in wood or stone.

graven image

n
(Bible) chiefly Bible a carved image used as an idol

grav′en im′age


n.
an idol carved from stone or wood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graven image - a material effigy that is worshippedgraven image - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
golden calf - (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly
joss - a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
Juggernaut - a crude idol of Krishna
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After all, it's right there in the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
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.
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.