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Psalm: 118:1
Iconography: A naked innocent soul raises his hands in prayer to the psalmist. David holds open the book inscribed Blessed are the blameless in the way. His right forefinger touches the soul's head and the book. Two fingers should be used for a true gesture of blessing, so the finger is indicating the text and referring to the soul.
Art: Psalm 118 has 176 verses and 22 initials, roughly one initial for every 8 verses.
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Historical Relevance:
Quire: 18

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