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Note to Anon Lil 40VII

[2] upp og niðr ‘up and down’: The angels descended from heaven to earth, and then went up again. Cf. Gen. XXVIII.12 and Stjórn (Unger 1862, 169): Þar medr sá hann i suefininum ganga guds engla upp eptir stiganum ok nidr ‘Therewith he saw in his sleep the angels of God going up by means of a ladder and down [again]’ and Luke II.15: … ut discesserunt ab eis angeli in caelum … ‘... after the angels departed from them into heaven ...’. Cf. 1/6, uppi ok niðri ok þar í miðju. Several mss have uppi og niðri in this l. too (so Skj B and Skald).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Unger, C. R., ed. 1862. Stjorn. Gammelnorsk bibelhistorie fra verdens skabelse til det babyloniske fangenskab. Christiania (Oslo): Feilberg og Landmarks forlag.
  5. Internal references
  6. Not published: do not cite ()

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