Type 1937
(formerly typ/56)

Ἔλυσας ἀχλύν, διεσκέδασας ζόφον,
τέτμηκας προθέλυμνον εἰδώλων πλάνην.
Πίστιν κατεφύτευσας ἐνθεεστάτην
πυριπνόοις ἔπεσιν βάλλων τοὺς πόρρω
ἀγχεμάχοις βέλεσιν τοὺς δεῦρο σφάττων,
Παῦλε, πυρφόρον τοῦ παρακλήτου στόμα.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Paul (apostle, saint)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Translation(s) You have dissolved the mist, you have dispersed the darkness,
you have rooted out the error of idolatry.
You have planted a faith that is most full of God,
pushing forward the people of the future with fire-breathing words,
and slaughtering those of the past with hand-to-hand weapons,
Paul, fire-bearing mouth of the Holy Spirit.
Language: English
K. Bentein, F. Bernard, K. Demoen, M. De Groote 2010, New Testament Book Epigrams, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 103(1), 13-23: 20
Bibliography
Number of verses 6
Occurrence(s) [17371] Ἔλυσας ἀχλὺν, διεσκέδασας ζόφον
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 363 (f. 257v)
(6 verses)
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2011, 216: "In s. Paulum"
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Last modified: 2019-06-19.