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The beginning of the Second Commandment says, in more traditional texts of the Bible, "Thou shalt not make unto thyself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth .
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.
Until, that is, you had the tricky problem about the children's schooling and your new graven image.
In the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:4 says "You shall not make for yourself a graven image.
Numa forbade the use of any graven image in the worship of God, a practice that seems to have persisted for more than a century after his death.
In the first instalment, Burns' Heir, nuclear plant owner, Mr Burns, is looking for a child to mould in his graven image - step up Bart Simpson.
Hurowitz, "Make Yourself a Graven Image," Beit Mikra 40 (143) (5755): 337-47 (Hebrew).
The second commandment, in short form, reads: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
I would wager that most, however, have never made a graven image.
When we focus on the positive statement such as Worship the Lord your God, (Chapter 21) and not on the negative statement of Thou shalt not bow down to any graven image, we create a mindset of Yes, I can do this, rather than No, I cannot.
With Paul Lewis on piano, the orchestra will reprise two-thirds of their recent programme at the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall: Kenneth Hesketh's Graven Image, which premiered at the Proms, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2, alongside Prokofiev's Symphony No 5.
Exploration of time is a theme of this year's Proms, evidence provided here by the central hypnotic melancholy of the Rachmaninov Dances (his last work), and in Graven Image, Hesketh's 15- minute tug o' war between mortality and the beyond.