Biblical Allusions


Tagged With: , - BEOWULF

The minstrels of King Hrothgar’s court sing of “He who could tell of men’s beginning from olden time, spoke of how the Almighty wrought the world. . .” alluding to GENESIS 1 : 1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” and JOHN 1 : 1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”


Tagged With: - BEOWULF

When Beowulf presents King Hrothgar with a sword taken from Grendel’s cave, the engraving on the hilt describes “a battle long ago, when a flood, a rushing sea, slew the race of giants; they had lived boldly; that race was estranged from the eternal Lord.  The Ruler gave them final requital for that in the […]