Tatian’s Diatessaron, the First Harmony of the Four Gospels

Today’s free book is an English translation of Gospel’s Diatessaron, dating from the later half of the Second Century, which is the earliest harmony of the four Gospels. The original Syriac version is lost, so the text we now have has been reconstructed from translations and commentaries. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

James Hamlyn Hill [1847-1915], The Earliest Life of Christ Ever Compiled from the Four Gospels, Being The Diatessaron of Tatian [circ. A.D. 160]. Literally translated from the Arabic Version and containing the Four Gospels in One Story. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1910. Hbk. pp.224. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Introductory Note in the Borgian MS.
  • The Diatessaron
  • Concluding Note in the Borgian MS.

Top image: The first page of the Gospel of Mark in Armenian, by Sargis Pitsak, 14th century. Source: Wikipedia

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