didache


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is didache a writings from the apostles? why is it ot published in the Bible?


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[quote=viktor aleksndr]is didache a writings from the apostles? why is it ot published in the Bible?
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Didache is a short treatise which was accounted by some of the Fathers as next to Holy Scripture. It was orally passed down as tradition and was only rediscovered in 1883 by Bryennios, a Greek Orthodox metropolitan of Nicomedia, in the codex from which he had published the full text of the Epistles of St. Clement.

The Didache is mentioned by Eusebius after the books of Scripture…"Let there be placed among the spuria the writing of the Acts of Paul, and the Apocalypse of Peter, and besides these the Epistle known as that of Barnabas, and what are called the Teachings of the Apostles, and also . . . the Apocalypse of John.

" St. Athanasius and Rufinus add the “Teaching” to the sapiential and other deutero-canonical books. (Rufinus gives the curious alternative title “Judicium Petri”.) It has a similar place in the lists of Nicephorus, Pseudo-Anastasius, and Pseudo-Athanasius (Synopsis). The Pseudo-Cyprianic “Adversus Aleatores” quotes it by name. Unacknowledged citations are very common, if less certain. The “Two Ways” appears in Barnabas, cc. xviii-xx, sometimes word for word, sometimes added to, dislocated, or abridged, and Barn., iv, 9 is from Didache, xvi, 2-3, or vice versa. Hermas, Irenæus, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen seem to use the work, and so in the West do Optatus and the “Gesta apud Zenophilum”. The Didascalia Apostolorum (q. v.) are founded upon the Didache. The Apostolic church ordinance has used a part, the Apostolic Constitutions have embodied the Didascalia. There are echoes in Justin, Tatian, Theophilus, Cyprian, and Lactantius.


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