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Picture Bible
France, Paris, ca. 1244-1254
MS M.638 fol. 11v

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Zone 1:
1) Joshua: Conquest of Kings Five -- Three soldiers, in mail, armed with spears, attend Joshua, in mail, armed with sword. He raises his right hand toward man on ladder, tying rope about neck of one of five crowned kings hanging from trees. Illustration of Joshua 10:26.
Zone 2:
1) Joshua: Farewell -- Joshua, wearing cap, extends his right hand toward six Israelites gesturing, one kneeling. Illustration of Joshua 23:2; 24:24.
2) Joshua: Death -- Beneath curtained rod, Joshua lies on bed, before five men of Israel and two women, all mourning. Illustration of Joshua 24:29.
Scenes with architectural frames.

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