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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
→ 2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) → David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19)
→ Absalom usurps the office of a judge (2 Kings 15:2-6)
→ Absalom goes to Hebron, planning to set himself up there as a king (2 Kings 15:9)
→ David learns that all Israel has followed Absalom's rebellion (2 Kings 15:13)
→ David and his court flee from Absalom (2 Kings 15:16-18)
→ David walking up mount Olivet weeping and barefoot (2 Kings 15:30)
→ Absalom defiles his father's concubines (2 Kings 16:21-22)
→ Siba brings provisions to David (2 Kings 16:1-2)
→ Semei throws stones at David, who does not allow Abisai to slay him (2 Kings 16:6-13)
→ Achitophel hangs himself (2 Kings 17:23)
→ Absalom's army defeated by David's (2 Kings 18:6-8)
→ Absalom hanging from the oak (2 Kings 18:9, cf. title of Psalm 96)
→ Joab pierces Absalom with three lances (2 Kings 18:14)
→ Joab's men attack Absalom with swords (2 Kings 18:15)
→ Absalom's body cast into a pit and covered with stones (2 Kings 18:17)
→ David awaiting news from the battle (2 Kings 18:24)
→ David learns of Absalom's death (2 Kings 18:32)
→ Joab reproaches David for his sorrow (2 Kings 19:5-7)
→ David speaks to the people at the gate (2 Kings 19:8)
→ David returns to the Jordan (2 Kings 19:15)