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Scholars customarily date Adrian to the early 5th century CE and regard him as a representative of the so-called Antiochene approach to biblical interpretation. There are striking verbal and thematic parallels between his εἰσαγωγὴ εἰς τὰς θείας γραφάς (Introduction to the Divine Scriptures) and the exegetical writings of Diodore of Tarsus (d. 394 CE) and Theodore of Mopsuestia (c. 350–428 CE). We know very little of Adrian. Cassiodorus is the fir…

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Martens, Peter, “Adrian”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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