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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 first author who unambiguously ment…

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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 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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