Jael's Death Blow

                                    30 x 36

Gouache, pen, pencil, ink, and nail enamel on canvas

Black Bible Illustrations
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                                                THE REWARD OF WICKED MERCENARIES

 

So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.  Judges 5:31

With deadly precision Jael finishes the battle.

Barak arrives shortly thereafter, and Jael shows him Sisera with the tent peg still embedded, and according to the account, beheaded (not shown.)

Thus, the empirical exploits of King Jabin

were shut down. The Biblical account shows us from that point forward, the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and they prevailed against Jabin until they had destroyed him.