Bonds of Friendship: A Shared Biblical Tradition

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Bonds of Friendship: A Shared Biblical Tradition

The Morgan Bible
Illustration of 1 Samuel 17 and 18
Morgan Library MS 638, folio 28 verso
Late 13th century
David, as a youth, kills Goliath, and Jonathan, the son of King Saul, is so taken with him that he "loved him as himself" and they made a covenant, after which Jonathan gave David his cloak, weapons and sword-belt.
Illustration of 1 Samuel 17 and 18
Credit: Courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum