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The Facundus Beatus Codex

Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, Spain, 1047AD
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, Ms Vit.14.2

The Beatus of King Ferdinand and King Sancho

f.269r Nebuchadnezzar's Army Besieging Jerusalem


This miniature illustrates a siege in which Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem. At the bottom sits the enthroned Nebuchadnezzar; he directs the blinding of King Sedecias and the killing of his sons (4 Kings 25:1–7).



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