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Top: The Gibeonites Make Peace (Joshua 9:3-15)

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Description These images from Walters manuscript w.106 depict scenes from the story of Joshua. Top: When the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what the Israelites had done to Ai, they decided to make peace with them. They pretended to be from far away and dressed up in worn-out clothes, carried old provisions, and told the Israelites that they were their servants. And Joshua made peace with them. Bottom: The kings of the Amorites made war against Gibeon. The Gibeonites beseeched Joshua to help them.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 6, 1903, by purchase [see The Diaries of George Lucas]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] the inscription ABOVE the image has been partially cut off, but the remainder reads: ...came to the Hebrews on account of the marvels that they had heard speak of, if they offered bread and wine to them; [Transliteration] ...vindrent as hebrus p[our] le marvailes q[ue] aveint oi dire si lur offrirent pain e vin. [Translation] the inscription BELOW the image reads: Then the Gibeonites were invaded by several kings of the mountains. They were rescued by Joshua, because God killed them with hail from the sky; [Transliteration] p[uis] furent le gaboenite envai de plusu[r]s reis de[s] mutaine[s] p[ar] iosue sunt delivre, q[ua]r deu les tua par gresile du cel.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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ca. 1250 (Medieval)
ink and pigment on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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