The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5345
IMEV 3393
NIMEV 3393
The Jews made every year
Gospel for the Sunday after the Nativity, in the Northern Homily Cycle
Note: For other MSS see 5613; for the version in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 2970.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 23v-24v
First Lines:
The iewes made ilka ȝere
Seuen festez on þair ȝere…
Last Lines:
…þan euer ȝitt before was he
þat be þis tale we maye wele se
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 172ra-172rb
First Lines:
ÞE Iewes made eueriche ȝere
Seuene ffestes In heore Manere…
Last Lines:
…Þen euer ȝit bi foren was he
As we may bi a tale I se
Attributed Title: Erant Ioseph & Maria Mater Ihesu mirantes (f. 172ra)
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 37-40
First Lines:
Þe iewes made ilk a ȝere
Seuen festes on ȝeire manere…
Last Lines:
…þen euer ȝit bifore was he
Þat may ȝe by þis tale se
Attributed Title: Dominica infra Natalis domini secundum Lucam (p. 37)
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 55v-56v
First Lines:
The iewis made eueri ȝere
vij festis on hire manere…
Last Lines:
…þan euere ȝet beforn was he
as ȝe may be a tale here se
Attributed Title: Erant ioseph & maria mater ihesu mirantes super his que dicebantur de illo et cetera (f. 55v)
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 22v-23v
First Lines:
The Iewes made euer ilk yere
seuen festes on þair manere…
Last Lines:
…Than euer ȝit before was he
Als we be a taill now may se
6.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 9rb
7.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 14v-15v
First Lines:
Þe iowys mad euerylk ȝere
Seuyn festys on þar manere…
Last Lines:
…Þan ȝyt euer be for was he
As ȝe may by þis tald se
Attributed Title: Sexta die A nativitate domini (f. 14v)