Illustrations from the Roda Bible:
Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis.
BnF Ms Latin 6. c.1050-1100AD
also known as the 'Noailles Bible'
Although the stories portrayed in the illustrations are ancient, the figures wear 11th century Catalan costume.

Judges 4

Debora sending Baraq into

1 Samuel

Ark brought into the camp /
Death of the sons of Eli

Paralip. I-II

Death of Saul /
David and the Amalekite


Job tormented by Satan

Oratio Salomonis



The life of Jeremiah
Judith 6.10-14

Fighting around Bethulia


Four Horsemen
Apocrypha: I Maccabees

Mattathias kills the apostate/
Massacre on the Sabbath day

Judas Maccabeus Battles
Apollonius (166BC)

Battle of Bethzacharia (162BC)

Alcimus and Demetrius I/
Battle of Béerzeth (161BC)

Description : De Celebratione missae by Remigius Autissiodorensis (Remi of Auxerre) ca. 841 – 908.
Catalogued as Biblica Sancti Petri Rodensis, this is a four-volume Bible with some additional materials.
The name is from the monastery of St Peter of Roda, Catalonia. The published catalogue entry is in Ph. Lauer (ed.), Catologue Général, I pp. 5f. Vattioni (see under Editio princeps) gives the date as 10th or 11th cent. (p. 173): in this he follows PK. Klein, "Date et Scriptorium de la Bible de Roda. État des Recherthes", Cahiers de Saint Michel de Cuxà 3 (1972), pp. 91-101.
The first two volumes of the Roda Bible appear to have been created at Ripoll, the last two volumes may have come from the workshop of Rodes itself. (The Art of medieval Spain. A.D. 500-1200. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.)
Manuscript volumes: Latin 6 (1), Latin 6 (2), Latin 6 (3), Latin 6 (4): Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

A Spanish Heavy Cavalryman in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath based on the Roda Bible
A staff-slinger in Armies of Feudal Europe 1066-1300 by Ian Heath based on the Roda Bible

See also Book of Maccabees in The Leiden I Maccabees manuscript, 10th Century
Subjugation of the Cantabrians by Visigoth King Liuvigild, Spain, 11th century
Other 11th century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers