- a combining of the four Gospels of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) into a single narrative.
- (in ancient Greek music) the interval of a fourth.
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The 'Diatessaron' has been long lost, and the name is the only clue to its composition.Short Studies on Great Subjects
James Anthony Froude
There is a chronological synopsis, but no diatessaron table.Sunday-School Success
Amos R. Wells
Was his Diatessaron such a book, or was it the Gospel according to the Hebrews?The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth
Matthew Henry Habershon
Here we get the Diatessaron identified with the widely-spread and popular early Gospel of the Hebrews.
There is some slight evidence in favour of the identity of the Diatessaron with the Gospel of the Hebrews.
- music (in classical Greece) the interval of a perfect fourth
- a conflation of the four Gospels into a single continuous narrative
C14: from Late Latin, from Greek dia tessarōn khordōn sumphōnia concord through four notes, from dia through + tessares four
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