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

Ms Morgan 638, folio 40r

Morgan Maciejowski Bible f.40r, Detail of lower register

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Building Plans:
Dissatisfied with the tabernacle he has built for the Ark of the Covenant, David consults with the prophet Nathan. The king points to the ornate roof of his home, questioning if it is right that the Ark should rest in a shelter poorer than his own house. The Lord speaks to David through Nathan, revealing that the building of the new Temple shall fall not to David but to his son, Solomon. (2 Samuel 7:213)

David is Satisfied:
David accepts this judgment and gives thanks in the tabernacle for the Lord's many blessings. (2 Samuel 7:1829)

Syria Subdued:
The Israelite conquest continues; David destroys Hadadezer, king of Zobah, and subdues his Syrian allies. As David pursues Hadadezer, Israelite forces lay waste to Damascus. (2 Samuel 8:36)

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