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Antiquitates Judaicae
France, Dijon, late 13th century
MS M.533 fol. 55r

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1) David: slinging at Goliath -- At left, Saul, crowned, holding sword with right hand, raising left hand, is seated. Before him, youthful David, crowned, holding sling with right hand, and pile of stones with left hand, looks up toward Goliath, wearing mail, holding spear with right hand and shield with left. He and Saul look at each other over head of David.
2) David: given Michal in Marriage -- Crowned woman, probably Ahinoam, is behind Saul, crowned, seated. His left hand is on shoulder of Michal; with his right hand he grasps right arm of Michal, left hand on breast, looking toward Saul. David, crowned, stands at right, looking toward Saul, extending left hand to right hand of Michal. Two other men stand behind David.
Beginning of Book 6, Chapter 1 of Josephus, Antiquitates Judaicae.

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