National Geographic : 1957 Dec
857 S. . with the Sword, and Hast Taken His Wife to Be Thy Wife"-II Samuel 12:7,9 The scarlet of David's robe and the purple of Saul's garb (page 853) denote royalty; these dyes cost too much for commoners. Pottery lamps-simple saucers with pinched lips-burn olive oil with hemp wicks to produce a feeble light. Bathsheba, the queen David stole from the warrior Uriah, became Solomon's mother.