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James Charlesworth offers four important reasons for the study of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. This is a corpus of essential Jewish literature for the history and thought of Jewish life from 200 BC – AD 200. “First, there is the very abundance … Continue reading
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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.
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.
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 next two weeks, I’ll be posting portions of that text.
For more information about the Didache reading group email swilhite at sbts dot edu
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The Didache: A Basic Introduction
The discovery of the Didache in 1873 has been acclaimed in many a eulogy, in many a language and by many a scholar. And rightly so. For this work has cast a spell over even the most cautious who, finding its magic irresistible, seek time and again to prise its secrets.
Joan Hazelden Walker
Discovery and Textual Status