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Picture. In two of the three passages in which “picture” is used in the Authorized Version it denotes idolatrous representations, either independent images or more usually stones “portrayed,” i.e. sculptured in low relief, or engraved and colored. Ezek. 23:14; Layard, Nin. and Bab. ii. 306, 308. Movable pictures, in the modern sense, were doubtless unknown to the Jews. The “pictures of silver” of Prov. 25:11 were probably wall surfaces or cornices with carvings.