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    By the waters of Babylon

    Plum leaves, Zombie Normal, Mr. Nixon, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Plum leaves 34 months ago | reply

      By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. ...and they that captured us required of us a song.

    2. hauk sven 34 months ago | reply

      You certainly do know your pop art Beth. But I guess most listeners wouldn't think of the true and old "Babylon" ... :)

    3. Plum leaves 34 months ago | reply

      Sorry, I don't quite follow you -- pop art? I am a bit obtuse -- I don't even know what the new Babylon is! ... :/

      Yes, when the old Babylon took over nation of Israel, the captive Jewish people mourned, "By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion." The harp in the painting is referring to the songs that were required of them by their captors.

    4. hauk sven 34 months ago | reply

      So you don't know that very famous pop song "By the rivers of Babylon" by Boney M. .... eh my mistake. ;) I want to delete my own post now. ;)

    5. Plum leaves 34 months ago | reply

      Your posts are always interesting! :)

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