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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 240v

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Left half of scene; right half on facing fol, 241r.
Nebuchadnezzar: Siege of Jerusalem -- Seven men armed with shields, stones, spears and bow and arrow,
standing on top of city gate of Jerusalem, inscribed IHERUSALEM, and defending it from attack (attachers shown on facing page); inscription UBI EXPUGNANS IHERUSALEM; to left, Jeremiah seated on stone, weeping; inscription IHEREMIAS LAMENTANS ALFABETO; above, to right, Zedekiah: blinded; and Zedekiah: Sons slain (II Kings 25:7) -- Man with rod putting out eyes of Zedekiah, hands and feet fettered.
Illustration for Jerome, In Danielem, I, 1.

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