Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christian Writing Decoded: The Didache

By Wyatt North

Christian Writing Decoded: The Didache


The Didache was rediscovered in the Monastery of the Holy Sepulcher in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1873 by the Metropolitan Philotheos Byrennios, who would later become the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey).

This manuscript is the sole extant copy of the complete work in Greek and was written in 1056 by a scribe named Leon.

The Didache’s guarded but judicious approach to itinerant figures may be a reminder for us to be tolerant of outsiders who seek Jesus in truth, even if their ways are different from ours—as long as they do not teach us to alter our own practices.

This book provides an original history and analysis of The Didache coupled with an appendix that includes the Christian writing.


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