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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5211 art
5211 art

5211 art

Skilful, creative work, carried out using a variety of materials. Purposes included decoration, ornamentation and representation of objects of worship, the last of which Scripture firmly condemns.

Painting

Eze 8:10 See also Eze 23:11-15

Decorative panelling

2Ch 3:5-7 See also 1Ki 6:14-15; Ps 74:3-6; Jer 22:14

Decoration and ornamentation in gold

1Ki 6:21-22 pp 2Ch 3:4-7 See also 1Ki 6:31-35; 1Ki 10:14-21 pp 2Ch 9:13-20

Decoration and ornamentation in ivory

SS 5:14 See also 1Ki 10:18 pp 2Ch 9:17; 1Ki 22:39; Ps 45:8; Am 3:15; Am 6:4

Carving and sculpture

1Ki 6:18 See also 1Ki 6:29-35; 2Ch 3:7; Ps 144:12; Eze 41:15-26

Engraving

As an artistic skill 1Ki 7:34-37 See also Ex 28:9-12,15-21,36-38; Ex 39:6-7,8-14,30-31; 1Ki 7:31,36; 2Ch 2:5-7,13-14

Metaphorical references to engraving Job 19:23-24 See also Isa 49:16; Jer 17:1; Zec 3:9

Art in the tabernacle

Ex 26:1 See also Ex 25:18-21; Ex 36:8,35-38; Ex 37:7-9

Art in the temple

1Ki 7:48-50 pp 2Ch 4:19-22 See also 1Ki 7:13-22,27-37,40-45 pp 2Ch 4:11-16; 2Ch 3:15-17

Art associated with idolatry

Forbidden Dt 27:15 See also Ex 20:3-6 pp Dt 5:7-10; Ex 20:22-23; Ex 34:10-17; Lev 19:4; Lev 26:1; Dt 4:16-19,23-24; Dt 29:16-18

Examples of idols and images 2Ki 21:7 pp 2Ch 33:7 See also Ex 32:1-4; Jdg 17:1-6; Jdg 18:11-31; Isa 46:1-2; Jer 50:1-2; Eze 8:9-12

Condemned Hab 2:18 See also Ex 34:10-14; Nu 33:51-52; Dt 7:25-26; 2Ch 34:1-4; Isa 44:9-20; Eze 7:20-22; Hos 13:1-3; Mic 5:13-14; Na 1:14

See also

4312bronze
4333gold
4339ivory
5212arts and crafts
5247carpenters
5272craftsmen
5273creativity
5516sculpture
5531skill
7459tabernacle, in OT
7467temple, Solomon’s
8768idolatry

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