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Is this worth buying and how do the orthodox view it?
 

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I actually own a copy, but I rarely use it. It’s more of a curiosity than anything else. I suppose if it encourages you to read the Gospels it’s worth it, but there’s nothing in there you won’t find in the canonical four Gospels.
 

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When I was younger, I thought a harmony of Gospels would be good. Now I am not a fan of that idea. Each Gospel writer has his own style. Read each Gospel for what it is. If you have trouble comparing part of one Gospel with another, drop an email or speak with your priest.
 

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It was used liturgically by the Syriac church early on, so it did enjoy some authority in some places. It is of value in establishing what version of the Gospels circulated in certain areas, and it is interesting to see how the harmony is established, but "curiosity" is probably the best term for it.
 
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