The Didache Pt. 5: Selected Bibliography

In preparation for the SBTS Greek Reading Group (Click here and here for more details), I wrote a basic introduction highlighting elementary information about the Didache. Over the past number of weeks, I have been posting portions of that text. Here is the series of posts about the Διδαχή.

The Didache Pt. 1: Why Read the Didache

The Didache Pt. 2: Modern Discovery and Textual Status

The Didache Pt. 3: Canon and the Didache

The Didache Pt. 4: Date, Place, and the Use of Scripture

For more information about the Διδαχή reading group email swilhite at sbts dot edu

The following is a bibliography for beginning studies in Διδαχή scholarship. It is not meant to be exhaustive nor representative of all Διδαχή scholarship. For example, it lacks an extensive list of journal articles, which are essential for adequate research. This list is, therefore, meant to aid those beginning Διδαχή studies.

Recommended sources are marked with **

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**Ehrman, Bart D., ed. and trans. The Apostolic Fathers: I Clement, II Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, Didache. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

**Holmes, Michael W., ed. The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Staniforth, Maxwell, trans. Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1968.


Introductory Works

Ehrman, Bart D. Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

**Jefford, Clayton N. Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student’s Introduction. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

**O’Loughlin, Thomas. The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Papandrea, James L. Reading the Early Church Fathers: From the Didache to Nicaea. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2011.

**Varner, William. The Way of the Didache: The First Christian Handbook. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007.

Advanced Works

Balabanski, Vicky. Eschatology in the Making: Mark, Matthew and the Didache. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

**Draper, Jonathan A., ed. The Didache in Modern Research. Arbeiten zur Geschichte des Antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums 37. New York: E.J. Brill, 1996.

**Foster, Paul. “The Text of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers.” In The Early Text of the New Testament, edited by Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger, 282– 301. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Garrow, Alan J.P. The Gospel of Matthew’s Dependence on the Didache. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 254. New York: T&T Clark, 2004

**Gregory, Andrew F., and Christopher M. Tuckett, eds. Trajectories through the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Jefford, Clayton N. ed. The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 77. New York: Brill, 1995.

———. The Sayings of Jesus in the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 11. New York: E.J. Brill, 1989.

Lampe, G.W.H., ed. A Patristic Greek Lexicon. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1961.

**Liddell, Henry G., and Robert Scott. Greek-English Lexicon: With a Revised Supplement. 9th ed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1996.

**Massaux, Édouard. The Influence of the Gospel of Saint Matthew on Christian Literature before Saint Irenaeus. New Gospel Studies 5/1–3. Translated by Norman J. Belval and Suzanne Hecht. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1990–93.

**Niederwimmer, Kurt. The Didache. Hermeneia. Translated by Linda M. Maloney. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1998.

Pardee, Nancy. The Genre and Development of the Didache: A Text Linguistic Analysis. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe 339. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

Sandt, Huub van de., ed. Matthew and the Didache: Two Documents from the Same Jewish-Christian Milieu? Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2005.

———. “Why does the Didache Conceive of the Eucharist as a Holy Meal?” Vigiliae Christianae 65 (2011): 1–20.

Sandt, Huub van de, and David Flusser. The Didache: Its Jewish Sources and its Place in Early Judaism and Christianity. Vol. 5 of Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002.

Schwiebert, Jonathan. Knowledge and the Coming Kingdom: The Didache’s Meal Ritual and its Place in Early Christianity. Library of New Testament Studies 373. New York: T&T Clark, 2008.

**Slee, Michelle. The Church in Antioch in the First Century CE: Communion and Conflict. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 244. New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003.

**Tuckett, Christopher M. “The Didache and the Writings that later formed the New Testament.” In The Reception of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers, edited by Andrew F. Gregory and Christopher M. Tuckett, 83–127. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

**Varner, William, “The Didache’s Use of the Old and New Testaments.” Master’s Seminary Journal 16, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 127–51.

**Whitacre, Rodney A. A Patristic Greek Reader. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.


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