Definition of graven image in English:

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graven image

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noun

A carved idol or representation of a god used as an object of worship.
Example sentences
  • Our supreme temptation today is not idol worship of graven images so much as settling for the good rather than striving for the best.
  • The First Commandment reveals all kinds of idols - not simply graven images but common ‘gods,’ like money or fame, and more complicated ones, like works-righteousness.
  • Both embody the commandments to have no other gods before the Lord and neither to make nor worship graven images.

Origin

With biblical allusion to Exod. 20:4.

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