Acts 17:29 (NIV) says:
“Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image (charagmati) made by human design and skill.
The greek charagmati means, according to Strong's 5480:
definition: a stamp, impress
usage: sculpture; engraving, a stamp, sign
Some people argue this is only a prohibition of making statues, and not two dimensional images, i.e. icons. Since statues are 3D objects, and made of stone, gold ,etc., while icons are painted.
But I think this is somewhat missing the point. For example I wonder if charagmati could not be used to describe coins with images on them? Because in Matthew 22:20, Jesus uses the word eikon, icon, to describe the coin (NIV):
and he asked them, 'Whose image (eikon) is this? And whose inscription?'
Is the greek charagmati related to eikon? Is so, how? Does Acts 17:29 only prohibit statues?