Saint Ephrems Commentary on Tatians Diatessaron: An English Translation of Chester Beatty Syriac MS…

Hardcover | November 1, 1988

bySaint Ephrem, Carmel McCarthy

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This is the first English translation of the commentary by fourth century AD theologian Ephrem the Syrian on the Diatessaron, a Gospel woven from the text of the four Gospels, which predates our earliest evidence of the official Syriac translation of the New Testament.

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This is the first English translation of the commentary by fourth century AD theologian Ephrem the Syrian on the Diatessaron, a Gospel woven from the text of the four Gospels, which predates our earliest evidence of the official Syriac translation of the New Testament.

Carmel McCarthy is at University College, Dublin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:390 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 1.06 inPublished:November 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0199221634

ISBN - 13:9780199221639

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`Epohrem's commentary on the Syriac text of Tatian's Gospel Harmony has a two-fold value for the modern scholar ... it marks a foundational stage of biblical interpretation in the Syriac Church .,.. its other importance is as a vital textual witness to the Syriac Diatessaron text .... SrMcCarthy has provided a very clear and helpful English translation of the MS.'Alison Salvesen, Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1, Apr '96