Didache Blog Tour – Day Two, Chapter Three

Philotheos Bryennios who discovered the Didache in 1873

Today, Amy Moffit and Ted Gossard tackle chapter three of my new book, The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community. (The blog tour skipped chapter two of the book, because that is the complete text of the Didache, which you can also find here.)

Amy writes that at first, the Didache seemed to her like a cut-and-paste job from Matthew’s Gospel, in which the authors simply took the parts of Matthew they liked and slapped them together.  It’s true that I think the Didache authors had access to Quelle, which was also the primary source of Matthew.  So she’s right to find parallels.

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