Tatian of Adiabene, or Tatian the Syrian, Tatian the Assyrian, (//; Latin: Tatianus; Ancient Greek: Τατιανός; Syriac:ܛܛܝܢܘܣ ; c. 120 – c. 180) was a Syrian Christian writer and theologian of the 2nd century.
Tatian's most influential work is the Diatessaron, a Biblical paraphrase, or "harmony", of the four gospels that became the standard text of the four gospels in the Syriac-speaking churches until the 5th-century, after which it gave way to the four separate gospels in the Peshitta version.
- ↑ Walters, James E.. "Tatian of Adiabene - Syriaca". Syriac Biographical Dictionary. Vanderbilt University, Princeton University. http://syriaca.org/person/771. Retrieved on 30 August 2016.
- ↑ Church Fathers: The Other Greek Apologists
- ↑ Canon and Text of the New Testament
- ↑ History of the Christian Religion to the Year 200
- ↑ Ryland, J. E.. "Introductory Note To Tatian the Aramean". earlychristianwritings.com. http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/info/tatian.html.
- ↑ "Tatian, Address, 42", Ante-Nicene Fathers 2: 81–82, http://www.earlychurch.org.uk/tatian.php
- ↑ "ANF02. Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire)". Christian Classics Ethereal Library. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf02.iii.i.html.
- ↑ The Origins and Emergence of the Church in Edessa during the First Two Centuries A.D. Author(s): L. W. Barnard Source: Vigiliae Christianae, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Sep., 1968), pp. 161-175.
- ↑ Cross, F. L., ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press. 2005, articles Diatessaron and Peshitta