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VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

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Pétrsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle Peter’) — Anon PétVII

David McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder, Pétrsdrápa (AII, 500-8, BII, 545-58)

SkP info: VII, 817-18

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25 — Anon Pét 25VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 25’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 817-18.

Pétr Jóhannis játar;
Jésús spyrr hann fyrri
þannveg þrysvar sinnum
þegn af guðdóms megni:
‘Elskar þú mig? Þvíað milskaz
mitt nafn fyr þier jafnan;
fæði föður míns ráði
fremd þín sauði mína!’

 

Peter, [the son] of Johannes answers yes; with the might of divinity Jesus asks him, his follower, first three times thus: ‘Do you love me? Because my name is always sweet to you; by the authority of my father may your glory feed my sheep!’

notes: Cf. John XXI.15-17; Pétr 16/31-17/12. This st. should logically follow st. 16/1-4 (see Introduction and 16 Note to [All]). — [1-6]: The interpretation followed here is that proposed by Kock (NN §1726). — [7-8]: Cf. Pétr 17/12: Fæð þu sauði mina ‘Feed my sheep’; John XXI.17: pasce oves meas ‘feed my sheep’.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 25 (AII, 504; BII, 551); Skald II, 302, NN §§1726, 1727, 2877; Kahle 1898, 83, 110.

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AM 621 4° (621) 58v, 13 - 58v, 15  transcr.  image  
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