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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Lilja (Lil) - 100

Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 606-7

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37 — Anon Lil 37VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 37’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 606-7.

Vígðiz oss, þá er vatni dögðiz,
valdr himnanna á þrítugsaldri,
í Jórdán við æðar hreinar;
Jón baptista drottni þjónar.
Þessi ástvinr Jésú Kristi
er váttr, er þann dag mátti
sjá skínandi á grænni grundu
guðs þrenning með lýðum kennaz.

 

{The ruler of the heavens} [= God (= Christ)] consecrated himself to us at the age of thirty, when he was sprinkled with water by the pure springs in the Jordan; John the baptist serves the Lord. This, {the belovedfriend of Jesus Christ}, [= John] is now the witness, who that day could see God’s Trinity, shining on the green earth, make itself known among men.

notes: The story of the Baptism of Jesus is told in Matt. III.13-17, Mark I.9-11, and Luke III.21-2. In liturgical tradition the Baptism is celebrated together with the visit of the Magi on the Feast of the Epiphany, so this st. follows logically on the preceding.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 37 (AII, 375; BII, 400); Skald II, 218, NN §3313.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114va, 34 - 114vb, 1  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 8r, 6 - 8r, 14  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 29, 21 - 29, 24  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 9, 8 - 9, 10  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 250 - 250  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 117, 5 - 117, 12  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 10r - 10v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 30v - 30v  transcr.  image  
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