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

Ms Morgan 638, folio 30r




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Well Ahead:
David returns victorious to Saul, bearing twice the required dowry. The modest painter has replaced the foreskins in the biblical text with the victims' heads. Saul, disappointed that David survived the battle, feigns appreciation. (1 Samuel 18:27)

David and Michal Wedded:
David and Michal are joined by the king in the presence of witnesses. Michal, still holding her lapdog, gives David a coy glance. The stern gaze Saul levels at his new son-in-law, however, foreshadows the conflict that is about to erupt. (1 Samuel 18:27)

Saul Orders David's Assassination:
David has become famous for his unsurpassed military Skill and wisdom. Saul is certain that the Lord favours David and is overcome by fear of the young commander. The king summons his son Jonathan and his servants and orders that David be slain. (1 Samuel 18:2819:1)

Jonathan warns David:
Jonathan will not betray his dearest friend and reveals the king's evil plot to David. (1 Samuel 19:12)

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