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Psalm: 136
Iconography: The body of the letter forms the river filled with fish. Around it sit a remarkable congregation of despondant and grieving people, homesick in a foreign land. Three women are included among them.One man hangs up his harp on the willow tree. By the rivers of babilon there we sat and wept: while we remembered sion. On the willows in its midst: we hung up our instruments. At the bottom one man seems to be engaged in discourse, perhaps planning retaliation: blessed is he who shall repay you the payment which you have paid us
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