graven image

noun
an idol.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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graven image
 
n
chiefly Bible a carved image used as an idol

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Graven image definition


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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Example sentences
The avarice of commercial ages is the idolatry of low vanity, paid to the physical object of crime, the graven image of dollars.
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