About: Based on the painting by Peter Paul Rubens(Flemish, 1577 - 1640) with thee same name, the picture featured in this art themed puzzle depicts the meeting of Abigail and David. Nabal of Carmel, Abigail's husband, had refused to pay for the protection that David had provided for his shepherds. Angered, David set off to avenge this misdeed with a large group of soldiers. Seeking his forgiveness, Abigail, is shown kneeling in this painting by Rubens. If you don't know the entire biblical scene the story ends with Nabal's dying from a stroke after learning of the disaster his wife helped to avert. Impressed with Abigail David then proposed marriage. If you didn't know, in the biblical narrative, David is a young shepherd who first gains fame as a musician(the Book of Samuel calls David a skillful harp player and "the sweet psalmist of Israel) and later by killing Goliath; after Saul (the king)is killed in battle David is anointed as King. Puzzle Of The Day On:
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