Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 6VII l. 4



2. geta (verb): to beget, give birth to, mention, speak of; to think well of, like, love



[4-5] en sá gat við syndum taka ‘but the one took on his sins’: Falk (1914a, 3) draws the parallel between Christ and the good thief who was crucified with him in Luke XXIII.40-3. Njörður Njarðvík (1991, 197) compares the appearance of the thief in heaven in Niðrst2 (13-14). The idea that a malefactor takes on the sins of his victim is a theological oddity, which most commentators have ignored.



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