Episodes from the Life of David in Jerusalem

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: Episodes from the Life of David in Jerusalem

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Description: This image depicts King David’s flight from Jerusalem during the rebellion of his son Absalom. In the top-left corner Absalom invites his brothers to a feast and then murders Amnon to avenge Amnon’s rape of Absalom’s sister Tamar. At the top Absalom’s servants burn Joab’s field, while Absalom is reconciled to King David. In the top-right corner the prophet Nathan condemns King David for his sin against Uriah. In the bottom-right corner Amnon rapes Tamar, while Absalom steals the hearts of the people of Israel from David. To the left Absalom is made king at Hebron by some of the Israelites. In the bottom-left corner Rabbah burns after being sacked by the Israelites.

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