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Commentary
Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 241r

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Right half of scene; left half on facing fol. 240v.
Nebuchadnezzar crowned, holding spear and roll, seated on bench; to right, man armed with sword decapitating one of two sons of Zedekiah, decapitated corpse of other son below; inscription UBI NABUQUODONOSOR SEDECIAM ORBAT ET FILIOS EIUS IUGULAT. Below eight men, including three mounted, one holding bannered spear, armed with bow and arrow, shields, sword and spear (Nebuchadnezzar: Siege of Jerusalem).
Illustration for Jerome, In Danielem, I, 1.



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