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    Title: The Death of Absalom



    Medium: Woodcut

    Copyright: Public Domain


    Absalom's hair was caught in the branches of an oak tree as he was riding ran beneath it. He was discovered there still alive by one of David's men, who reported this to Joab, the king's commander. Joab took this opportunity to even the score with Absalom. Absalom once had Joab's field set on fire and then made Amasa Captain of the Host instead of Joab. Despite David's explicit command to spare his life, Joab killed Absalom with three darts through the heart.
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