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Christ III

Christ III
Also known as Christ C
Author(s) anonymous
Language Old English
Series Old English Christ triad, along with Christ I and Christ II, constituting lines 867–1664
Manuscript(s) Exeter Book, fos. 20b–32a
Genre religious poem
Subject Last Judgment

Christ III is an anonymous Old English religious poem which forms the last part of Christ, a poetic triad found at the beginning of the Exeter Book. Christ III is found on fols. 20b–32a and constitutes lines 867–1664 of Christ in Krapp and Dobbie's edition. The poem is concerned with the Second Coming of Christ (parousia) and the Last Judgment.

Other Old English eschatological poems


  • Krapp, George Philip, and Dobbie, E. V. K. (eds.) (1936) The Exeter Book. (The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records; 3.) New York: Columbia U. P.
  • Bradley, S. A. J. (tr.) (1982) Anglo-Saxon Poetry: an anthology of Old English poems in prose translation. London: Dent

External links

  • Apocalyptic Ideas in Old English Literature
  • In Parentheses".
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