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Saint Ephrem's Commentary on Tatian's Diatessaron An English Translation of Chester Beatty Syriac MS 709 with Introduction and Notes

by Saint Ephraem

Part of the Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement Series

Saint Ephrem's Commentary on Tatian's Diatessaron An English Translation of Chester Beatty Syriac MS 709 with Introduction and Notes Synopsis

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.

Saint Ephrem's Commentary on Tatian's Diatessaron An English Translation of Chester Beatty Syriac MS 709 with Introduction and Notes Press Reviews

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 .... Sr McCarthy has provided a very clear and helpful English translation of the MS. * Alison Salvesen, Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1, Apr '96 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780199221639
Publication date: 1st August 1993
Author: Saint Ephraem
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 390 pages
Categories: Christian theology, Biblical studies & exegesis,

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