diatessaron

noun
di·​a·​tes·​sa·​ron | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈte-sə-rən How to pronounce diatessaron (audio) \

Definition of diatessaron

: a harmony of the four Gospels edited and arranged into a single connected narrative

First Known Use of diatessaron

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diatessaron

Greek (Euangelion) dia tessarōn, literally, Gospel out of four, from dia through, out of + tessarōn, genitive of tessares four — more at dia-, four

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