The Morgan Crusader Bible of Louis IX or Maciejowski Bible or The Bible of Shah Abbas

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Folio 36 verso


Joab's Brother Slain:
Joab and his forces pursue Abner and his fleeing army. Asahel, Joab's fleet-footed brother, catches up to Abner and attempts to kill him. Twice Abner warns Asahel to retreat, wishing to avoid a personal feud. Asahel will not listen. Abner, his hand forced, turns about and runs Asahel through with a spear. (2 Samuel 2:1823)

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