The Urgell Beatus Codex

Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, Spain, c.975AD
Musei Diocesá de La Seu d'Urgell

The Siege of Jerusalem


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This miniature illustrates a siege in which Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem. Jeremiah sits outside lamenting. 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).



f.209 The Capture of Jerusalem, Urgell Beatus Codex