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

MS Ludwig I 6 verso

                                 Maciejowski Bible f.Ludwig I6v, Detail of panel 2

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David's knights engage Absalom and his knights in a melee which takes place in the forest of Ephraim. The order is to bring Absalom back alive.

Joab disregards David's order to bring Absalom back alive and impales Absalom with two spears, while preparing to thrust a third into Absalom's body. Absalom gets entangled in a low hanging tree and ends up dieing while hanging from his hair.

David, in the city of Mahanaim, awaits news of the battle against Absalom.
(2 Samuel 18)

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