ll. 602-33. ‘7 he is...7 endeleas sorh’:–These lines are independent of the Vulgate. Ll. 602-20 are a bridging passage in which Ælfric reworks the discussion of the ealdan æ and the new understanding after Christ's coming. ll. 624-33, the listing of the four types of war, is from Isidore's Etymologiarum (18, PL 82, col. 639, 2-4).

It is probable that Ælfric realised how bellicose his Judas material had become, and wished to temper it with some authoritative Christian work on the subject of warfare, and thus turned to Isidore for help. It is interesting to note the clear reference to the Vikings (ll. 628-9), which reinforces the idea that one of the aims of the homily was a patriotic call to arms.

l. 601. Menigfealde:–In J after ‘menigfealde’ there is an erasure. Close examination indicates that the scribe wrote a second ‘fealde’ and then realised his mistake.