He threaded his way back to the ferry landing, found nobody at large there, and walked boldly on board the boat, for he knew she was tenantless except that there was a watchman, who always turned in and slept like a graven image
There was a graven image
of Desire Painted with red blood on a ground of gold.
He went in again, and put his right hand on the latch of the door to close it--but he did not close it: he was arrested, as he had been already since his loss, by the invisible wand of catalepsy, and stood like a graven image
, with wide but sightless eyes, holding open his door, powerless to resist either the good or the evil that might enter there.
He saw him sign to his men that he had come upon that which he sought and he saw him pass out of sight toward the north, and still Korak sat like a graven image
, with a heart that bled in dumb misery.
Hertzler would be violating his religion by taking a graven image
of himself," the complaint argues.
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.
So why would God be sore about a graven image
of his one true Self?
How strange it is to create a graven image
out of a document that says we are not supposed to have any graven images.
In the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:4 says "You shall not make for yourself a graven image
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.
The irony here, notes Mitchell, is that the zealots of Zion have made the land itself an idol -- not a graven image
, but a substitute nonetheless.
Alexandra Ansanelli's Bride has the pathos of a child innocent and the unearthly stillness of a graven image