Does anyone know of an English translation of the Didache with Catholic based commentary to use for apologetics, ie. proof that there was an early liturgy and church hierarchy?
Also, is the Didache accepted as authentic by protestants and what is the generally accepted date of its composition?



I think I remember my minister saying the didache is accepted by protestants. At least our church anyway.:smiley:

Not sure of date but I think it was before 100AD

The Didache claims to have been authored by the twelve apostles. While this is unlikely, the work could be a direct result of the first Apostolic Council, c.50 C.E. (Acts 15:28).

The complete text of the Didache was discovered in the Codex Hierosolymitanus, though a number of fragments exist, most notably in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. It was originally composed in Greek, probably within a small community.


The Didache can be construed as the earliest Catechism of the Catholic Church.

That’s how I’ve viewed it myself.

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