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

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Folio 36 verso


Israel and Judah at War:
The forces of Abner, commander of Ishbosheth's army and Joab, commander of David's forces, encounter each other at the pool of Gibeon. After sizing each other up, the two commanders agree to a contest pitting twelve men from each army against one another. A bloody struggle ensues, each man catching his foe about the neck and stabbing him. The remainder of the armies join in combat, and Abner's force is bested. As Joab observes the conflict from the left, Abner and his dejected followers flee at right. (2 Samuel 2:1217)

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