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Harmony of Gospels
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The compiling of the Christian canonical Gospels into a single account. This is presented as either a single, merged narrative, or an aligned format with one column for each Gospel. Early examples and editors of harmonies of Gospels include:• The Diatessaron (Tatian);• Ammonian Sections (Ammonius of Alexandria);• Harmony of the Gospels (Augustine).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Harmony of Gospels
Harmony of Gospels The compiling of the Christian canonical Gospels into a single account. This is presented as either a single, merged narrative, or an aligned format with one column for each Gospel. Early examples and editors of harmonies of Gospels include:• The Diatessaron (Tatian);• Ammonian Sections
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Harmony of Gospels
HARMONY OF GOSPELS. A gospel harmony is a narrative life of Jesus constructed by combining or otherwise harmonizing the four different canonical gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A gospel harmony rests on the proposition that the four canonical gospels are in fundamental or absolute substantive
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Harmony of the Gospels
Harmony of the GospelsAn arrangement of the material in the Gospels that takes their parallels into account. One type of harmony combines the Gospel material into a single continuous narrative. The earliest example is the Diatessaron of Tatian (ca a.d. 175), which became the standard text of the Gospels
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Harmonies of the Gospels
Harmonies of the Gospels.—Numerous attempts have been made to construct Harmonies of the four Gospels. One plan is to form out of the whole, in what is supposed to be the true chronological order, a continuous narrative embracing all the matter of the four, but without repetitions of the same or similar
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Harmony of the Gospels
HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS Arrangement of the Gospels in parallel columns for the purpose of studying their similarities and differences. Andreas Osiander (1498–1552), a German Bible scholar of the Protestant Reformation, was the first person to use the phrase “harmony of the Gospels” for a parallel organization
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Harmony of the Gospels
harmony of the Gospels. An edition of the Gospels that seeks to show the agreement or coherence among them. Gospel harmonies may take two forms: (1) works that interweave material from all four Gospels into one chronological narrative, and (2) arrangements (“synopses”) of the Gospels, especially the
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Gospels, Harmony Of
GOSPELS, HARMONY OFIf the historians desired to teach us what they have seen in their minds, using an image, their meaning would be found … to exhibit no disagreement. And we must understand that it is no different with the four evangelists.… In some places, they tack on to their writing language apparently
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Concordia Apostolorum
Concordia ApostolorumAgreement (or union and harmony of the apostles); possibly a 4th/5th-c. Christian iconographic convention. Huskinson (1982) pursues this thesis with vigor. The strongest aspect of Huskinson’s argument is the iconographic evidence of opposing profile figures (either busts or full-length
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GOSPEL HARMONY
GOSPEL HARMONY. In the history of Christianity, reading the Synoptic Gospels in harmony—as if they relay historical information about the same fundamental story—has been common. The approach is to interpret these stories in light of each other—at times supplying information to fill in the gaps of specific