graven image


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Synonyms for graven image

a material effigy that is worshipped

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The human form was deemed too godly to be made into a graven image, yet it was repeatedly done.
With this graven image, just below the crook of my elbow, I am brought back to the place where I must always return.
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.
On the other hand, the Court has ruled that a state cannot compel Amish children to attend school beyond the eight grade; (7) that parents have a right to send their children to religious schools (8) but states have the right to certify these schools; nor can government force the children of Jehovah Witnesses to salute the American flag or recite the pledge of allegiance in violation of their belief against worshipping a graven image.
Zainab Bahrani's Graven Image aims at nothing less than the complete overturning of Eurocentric representations of the cultural and artistic legacies of ancient Assyria and Babylonia.
God's second commandment, indeed, is a prohibition against making images of any kind: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
The Bible states quite clearly: ``Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above.
I AM THE LORD THY GOD THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, TO KEEP IT HOLY The right [tablet] reads: HONOUR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER THOU SHALT NOT KILL THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY THOU SHALT NOT STEAL THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS THOU SHALT NOT COVET (195)
In The Graven Image, Bahrani tackles the ambitious question of the essence, or what she calls the "ontology," of representational arts in Babylonia and Assyria.
The second commandment dictates, "You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Procedure: Part of the Second Commandment says "Thou shalt not make unto thyself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.