Illustrations from the
Navarre Picture Bible
(Illustrated Bible of King Sancho)
Pamplona, Spain, 1197AD

Although the stories portrayed in the illustrations are ancient, the figures wear 12th century Navarrese costume.

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Battle of the four kings against the five kings.
Abraham defeats the four kings
The Hebrews depart Egypt
Pharaoh and his army in pursuit of the Hebrews
Battle against Amalek
Gideon's men armed with torches, horns and jars to defeat Midian
Israel's victory over the Ammonites at Jabesh
War against the Amalekites
Goliath on horse
David offering Saul to fight Goliath
David returning from the campaign against the Amalekites
Battle of Mount Gilboa
The army riding in the battle against Absalom
The death of Absalom
David asking for water from three chiefs
David pouring water from the three doughty chiefs in libation
David with one of his chief warriors
Holofernes and his army riding to Bethulia
Tobit taken captive to Nineveh by Shalmaneser
Sennacherib and his army riding into a city of Judah
Jehoiachin and his family taken captive to Babylon
Massacre of the Innocents
Sleeping guards at the sepulchre
Saint Michael slaying the dragon
Invasion of Gog and Magog
Battles announcing the end of the world

Source: Bibliothèque d'Amiens Métropole MS.108

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