Audio of the Didache

As part of my new book, The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing & Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community, the editor, Jon Sweeney, and I wrote a new translation of the Didache.  If you don’t know what the Didache is, um, well, buy the book!  In short, it’s a little handbook of Christian life from a very early Christian community — I date it before the gospels.

We’re going to make our translation available for free, via a Creative Commons License, next week.  Until then, I offer you my reading of our translation (17 minutes, mp3 file).

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  • Florin Paladie

    Wow, thank you Tony !!!

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  • Ann

    Tony- When does your book come out? I haven’t been able to find it anywhere.

  • tony


    It’s available now on amazon — click on the book cover in the right column. We hope it’ll ship this week, so it should be available everywhere by next week.

    Makes a great Christmas gift! :-)


  • Greg Gorham

    I’m excited to read it! Listening to the translation was interesting – some of it sounded fairly bizzare (identifying “false prophets” by how long they stay in the town), hopefully the book will shed some light on those sections.

  • Jonathan Blundell

    Thanks for sharing this. Very cool.
    I hear its gonna be a great book!

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