The Morgan Crusader Bible of Louis IX
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Ms Morgan 638, folio 37r




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Abner Revolts:
Conflict has arisen between Abner and Ishbosheth. Abner, angry with the Israelite king, sends messengers to Judah in the hope that he might form an alliance with David. (2 Samuel 3:12)

David's Demand:
Abner's messengers arrive in Judah with their master's proposal. David agrees to reconcile with Abner on one condition: he must return Michal, David's wife, whom Saul had given to another. (2 Samuel 3:13)

Abner Takes Michal from Her Husband:
Ishbosheth has agreed to return Michal to David. Michal's husband weeps piteously as Abner and his soldiers lead her away. (2 Samuel 3:1416)

Michal Returned to David:
Abner has fulfilled his end of the bargain. The commander kneels before David and presents the king his lost wife. Michal appears to greet her former husband with some trepidation.
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