Combat Between Champions of Ishbaal and David

Book Title: Historiæ Biblicæ Veteris et Novi Testamenti : junioribus ad faciliorem eruditionem, senioribus ad vivaciorem memoriam, divini verbi præconibus ad celeriorem reminiscentiam, omnibus ad utilem sanctámque in curiositatem in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ / à Josepho & Joanne Klauber

Author: Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768

Image Title: Combat Between Champions of Ishbaal and David

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Description: This image depicts the battle between the house of David and the house of Ishbaal for the kingship. In the top-left corner David is anointed king over Judah. In the top-right corner Abner, the commander of Saul’s army, makes Ishbaal the king of Israel. At the top David learns of Saul's death from an Amalekite, who brings David Saul’s crown. To the left Ishbaal confronts Abner about taking Saul’s concubine. To the right Abner takes David’s wife Michal from her current husband, Paltiel, to give her back to David. In the bottom-right corner Joab murders Abner to avenge the death of Joab’s brother Asahel. In the bottom-left corner Abner is carried on a bier to his grave in Hebron.

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