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graven image

an idol.
Origin of graven image
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The avarice of commercial ages is the idolatry of low vanity, paid to the physical object of crime, the graven image of dollars.
British Dictionary definitions for graven image

graven image

(mainly Bible) a carved image used as an idol
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graven image in the Bible

Deut. 27:15; Ps. 97:7 (Heb. pesel), refers to the household gods of idolaters. "Every nation and city had its own gods...Yet every family had its separate household or tutelary god."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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