Type 1979
(formerly typ/78)

Ἡ πνευματοκίνητος τοῦ παρακλήτου
λύρα διηχήσασα ἐμμελεστάτως
διέκερσε σύγχυσιν ἑσμόν τε πλάνης.
Ἁρμόσας ἐζόφωσεν, ἦρεν μετ’ ἤχους
ὡς οὐχ ἥκιστα ταύτην ἐάσας μένειν.
Ἐξώθησεν, ὤλεσεν, ἄρδην καθεῖλεν·
ἵδρυσε Θεοῦ πανταχοῦ ἐκκλησίας,
πίστιν κατεφύτευσεν εὐσεβοφρόνως,
Παῦλος ὁ θεῖος ὁ οὐράνιος τέττιξ,
λαμπροφανὴς ἥλιος καὶ φωσφόρος.
Πᾶσιν ἐκλάμπων δόγμασιν ὀρθοδόξοις
προσάγει λαὸν κυρίῳ σεσωσμένον.
Text source K. Bentein, F. Bernard, K. Demoen, M. De Groote 2010, New Testament Book Epigrams, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 103(1), 13-23: 21-22
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) The lyre of the Paraclete, inspired by the Holy Spirit,
resounding very harmoniously,
cut into pieces the disorder and swarm of digression.
Being in tune, he threw it into darkness, he made an end to it with his sound,
so that not in the least he has allowed the error to stay.
He drove it out, destroyed it, utterly demolished it.
Everywhere he built churches for God,
planted faith with a pious mind,
Paul, the divine and heavenly cicada,
the brilliant and light-bringing sun.
Shining with all orthodox doctrines,
he leads the people he has saved towards the Lord.
Language: English
K. Bentein, F. Bernard, K. Demoen, M. De Groote 2010, New Testament Book Epigrams, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 103(1), 13-23: 21-22
Bibliography
Number of verses 12
Occurrence(s) [17374] ἡ πνευματοκίνητος τοῦ παρακλήτου
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 363 (f. 289r)
(12 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2011, 225: "In s. Paulum"
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