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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Sól 6VII

[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.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  3. Njörður P. Njarðvik, ed. 1991. Sólarljóð. Útgáfa og umfjöllun. Íslensk Rit 10. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands og Menningarsjóður.


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