Persian Diatessaron

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The Persian Diatessaron of Iwannis ‛Izz al-Din of Tabriz is a 13th Century Gospel harmony, the earliest of the Bible translations into Persian.[1] It appears to have been translated from a late copy of a Syriac harmony.[2]


  1. ^ P. Joosse, “An introduction to the so-called Persian Diatessaron of Iwannis ‛Izz al-Din of Tabriz: the testimony of John 2:1-11 (the Wedding at Cana),”
  2. ^ New Testament introduction Alfred Wikenhauser - 1958 It was probably made between 1230 and 1300, and certainly from a Syriac original , though not the primitive form of the Diatessaron ; its author was a certain Iwannis 'Izz al-Din. It surpasses even the medieval Dutch life of Our Lord in