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graven image

An image of an idol, especially a carving or sculpture, that one worships (something that was expressly forbidden in the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God). Many residents have described the statues as graven images of the country's sordid past issues of slavery and racism.
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a graven image

a carved representation of a god used as an object of worship.
This expression is from the second of the Ten Commandments: ‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image’ (Exodus 20:4).
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Above: a wedge-shaped central structure containing shared meeting spaces and equipment, designed by Graven Images for Enterprise North East Trust
This suggests that the population of Khirbet Qeiyafa observed two biblical bans -- on pork and on graven images -- and thus practiced a different cult than that of the Canaanites or the Philistines."
Nothing left out!" While some in the Biblical tradition would object to "depicting" God at all (based on the prohibition of "graven images" of God at the beginning of the Hebrew Bible), and therefore would be unsympathetic to Crumb's project on principle, others in that tradition (who understand the command to only prohibit objects for worship) would point out that Crumb's images of God in the book are not unlike Michelangelo's in "The Creation of Adam": God is pictured as an old man with a long white beard.
The exhibition features 25 black and white photographs that tellingly depict the medieval existence of a section of humanity that abhors all modern comforts including electricity, telephone, radio, cars and even photographs, which they refer to as " graven images." The title of the exhibition refers to the plain clothing style, which the members of the community adheres to.
The book includes maps and photos, even some of a people who regard such as forbidden graven images. Appendices list existing and extinct Old Order Amish settlements in New York.
Perhaps you could make amends by printing in due course an article about these graven images of the Eastern versions of Christianity.
Sixty Three Tickle Me - which is a bingo call expression - was produced by Glasgow-based artists Graven Images and provides a striking backdrop to the new offices.
While some religions condemn graven images of holy people and objects, both Orthodox and Roman Catholic forms of Christianity embrace them as part of their worship and ritual.
The author has also embraced the new popular assertion that the Second Commandment against making graven images did not affect the creation of Jewish art (p.
Scrupulousness in Jewish law among the Ashkenazi Jews of the period led to their strict observance of the biblical prohibition of creating graven images and the depiction of humans with bird's heads for faces.
This made the prohibition of graven images a separate second commandment and provided a charter for iconoclasts.
Graven Images, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Waterhall Gallery, brings together many prints, from the first tentative ones when she was still at the Slade School of Fine Art to the very recent.
To be clear, the injunction against graven images is actually the second commandment for Jewish, Anglican, Greek, and most Reformed traditions, who count our first commandment as two and make up the difference by counting our last two "coveting" commandments as one.
On Tuesdays activities, including dot painting and sponge printing, will be in the Activity Zone from 11am to 4pm and every Wednesday there is storytelling with Rich Stokes in the Paula Rego Graven Images exhibition at the Waterhall gallery of Modern Art (1pm to 4pm).
Graven Images: Prints by Paula Rego is at the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.