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  • I need not further discuss here the statement of Epiphanius that some called Tatian's _Diatessaron_ the Gospel according to the Hebrews.

    A Reply to Dr. Lightfoot's Essays

  • A commenter on my recent post about the Documentary Hypothesis suggested a possible analogy to the activity of the redactor of the Pentateuch, namely Tatian's Diatessaron, the first attempt to create a single life of Jesus from the four Gospels.

    Pentateuch as Diatessaron

  • One can plainly see that this is the idea of Tatian and Theophilus, with which Irenæus has incorporated utterances of Paul.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • Christian apologists of the second century, such as Tatian, Athenagoras, and very specially Justin Martyr, implicitly relied upon them as indisputable.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • As the Pauline Epistles could furnish arguments to either side, we see some Gnostics such as Tatian himself, making diligent use of them, while others such as the Severians, rejected them.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • 'Tatian's Gospel,' writes the author of _Supernatural Religion_, 'was not only called _Diatessaron_, but according to Victor of Capua, it was also called _Diapente_ ([Greek: dia pente]) "by five," a complication which shows the incorrectness of the ecclesiastical theory of its composition.'

    Essays on the work entitled "Supernatural Religion"

  • Notice that before the "gospel of Thomas" Tatian wrote the harmonization of the four Gospels.

    Blind Faith?

  • And Tatian was a student of the great Justin Martyr – a philosopher converted to Christianity in Samaria.

    Blind Faith?

  • In addition you state that Tatian may have been a gnostic.

    Is There Evidence For Mythicism?

  • If you can show me where Tatian refers to allegories regarding Jesus Christ, I'd love to see that.

    Is There Evidence For Mythicism?


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