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Tatian
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Tatian, a student of Justin Martyr, flourished in the second half of the 2nd century CE, and so was a contemporary of Irenaeus of Lyon. The exact date of his birth is unknown, but he must have come from the East, given that he calls himself an “Assyrian” (Tat. Orat. 42). Similarly, Clement of Alexandria and Epiphanius of Salamis refer to him as a “Syrian” (Clem. Strom. 3.12.81.1; Epiph. Pan. 46.1.6). Epiphanius, along with …

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Crawford, Matthew R., “Tatian”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00003346>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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