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The four Gospels combined into a single narrative.

[Middle English, interval of a fourth, from Latin diatessarōn, made of four, from Greek dia tessarōn, out of four : dia, according to; see dia- + tessarōn, genitive of tessares, four; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Music, other) music (in classical Greece) the interval of a perfect fourth
2. (Bible) a conflation of the four Gospels into a single continuous narrative
[C14: from Late Latin, from Greek dia tessarōn khordōn sumphōnia concord through four notes, from dia through + tessares four]
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Its origin can be found in the early Christian apologetic period, where Tatian wrote his Diatessaron in c.
La empresa de una vida de Jesus concordada no se habia documentado desde el Diatessaron de Taciano; existian, eso si, catenae comentando los evangelios.
Among the topics are the papyrus manuscripts, the Greek minuscules, the Greek lectionaries, the Diatessaron of Tatian, the Syriac versions, the Coptic versions, the Ethiopic version, the Armenian version, the Gothic version, the use of the Greek fathers for New Testament textual criticism, scribal tendencies in transmission, analyzing and categorizing New Testament Greek manuscripts, criteria for evaluating readings in textual criticism, modern critical edition and apparatuses of the Greek New Testament, and reasoned eclecticism in New Testament textual criticism.
Diaphoniam seu organum constat ex diatessaron symphonia naturaliter derivari.
HARNACK, ADOLF (1883) Die Acta Archelai und das Diatessaron Tatians.
Dobschutz, Christusbilder, 134, suggests that Jesus' letter shows evidence of borrowing from Tatian's concordance, which would therefore date the letter to the third or fourth century since the Diatessaron was the only Gospel text available in Syria at that time.
En la misma direccion apunta el uso persistente de la palabra 'abba' como tratamiento de Dios en el Diatessaron y en las traducciones antiguas-siriacas.
Tzvi Langermann and Josef Stern (Paris: Peeters, 2007), 331-47, and look for his promised article on the commentary's quotations from the Gospels, which Saleh says amount to a Muslim Diatessaron.
As he points out, of the 3700 verses found in the original gospels, Tolstoy included only about 1882 in his diatessaron, and even fewer verses in the abridged versions.
Tenemos asi el caso del Diatessaron de Taciano o el De consensu evangelistarum de san Agustin.
The Diatessaron was a brave attempt by the second-century Assyrian Christian Tatian to harmonise the New Testament gospels.
Petersen, The Diatessaron and Ephrem Syrius as Sources of Romanos the Melodist, CSChO 475 (Louvain 1985).