What is your definition of a graven image?

13 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    anything made, by man, to be worshiped

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    A manmade object specifically made to focus worship on that image.

  • 2 years ago

    KJV (Colossians 3:5) … “covetousness, which is idolatry”. The covetous man sets up another object of worship besides God.

  • Meg
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    Not all images or statues are idols. For example, decorations on the Ark of the Covenant were not used to pray to or to venerate, they were just used for decoration. There is no indication in the Bible that these were used as an aid to worship God.

    The prohibition comes when that image is being used for purposes of veneration, praying, bowing down to, or worshipping.

    Using images as a visual aid to pray and worship God is not right as “God is a Spirit, and those worshipping him must worship with SPIRIT AND TRUTH” , John 4:24. Perfect example of that is when Aaron built the golden calf to represent God. When God saw that, thousands of Israelites were killed, see Exodus Chapter 32.

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  • 2 years ago

    An image carved in wood, stone are molded in plastic, metal or rubber. As a representation of God

  • 2 years ago

    Man made images of living things, whether the things are real, like an image of me. or imagined things, like a griffin. I don't know if I should call a picture, painting, sculpture of a locomotive a graven image. Is my pocket watch a graven image? It's main purpose is to tell time, but it has artwork on it.

  • 2 years ago

    In the bible, a graven images means something that was carved or graved into an image that people used to worship and used a god. For example, the bible account of Aaron and the Israelites. When Moses took a long time coming down from the mountain, the people began to get irritated and asked Aaron to make them a golden calf out of their jewelry, Aaron said it represented their god, when really Jehovah was their god. (Exodus 32). For more information, please visit jw.org.

  • 2 years ago

    A man-made image, usually for the purpose of worship in some way.

  • 2 years ago

    Graven = man-made, carved. So anything man-made.

    @ TDers -- Open a dictionary; that's the definition.

    The prohibition is about not *worshiping* any graven image.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Anything that takes my loyalty to and devotion away from Jesus. Our hearts are idol factories...


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