Abram Defeats the Four Kings
Cathedral (Duomo) of Sant'Evasio, Casale Monferrato, Italy, early 12th century


Abraham at top. King Amraphel at bottom with a lance through his head.
Picture Source: Circolo Culturale I Marchesi del Monferrato


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Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out, and they joined battle in the Valley of Siddim with King Chedorlaomer of Elam, King Tidal of Goiim, King Amraphel of Shinar, and King Arioch of Ellasar, four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country. 11 So the enemy took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way; 12 they also took Lot, the son of Abramís brother, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. 13 Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner; these were allies of Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred eighteen of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 He divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and routed them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. (Genesis 14:8-15)

Casale Monferrato is a town in the Piedmont region in Italy, in the province of Alessandria. It is situated about 60 km (37 mi) east of Turin on the right bank of the Po, where the river runs at the foot of the Montferrat hills. The Lombard Romanesque Cathedral (Duomo) of Sant'Evasio, originally founded in 742, was rebuilt in the early 12th century and consecrated on 7 January 1107 by Pope Paschal II. Fragments of 11th century pavement mosaics with Biblical scenes depicting medieval knights, that were discovered during restoration work near the balustrade of the main altar, have been remounted on the walls of the corridor from the apse to the sacristy.
See also A Mosaic of Two Infantry Fighting, Casale Monferrato, Italy, early 12th century



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