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Questions about the document known as the "Didache" or "The Lord's Teaching through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations", an early Christian document providing guidelines and instructions on a variety of topics.

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To what degree does the Didache depend on Matthew or vise versa?

Reading the Didache for the first time, I was struck by many similarities between it and Matthew (particularly the Sermon on the Mount section). For instance, this is from the first chapter of the ...
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When (and where) was the Didache written?

Since it's rediscovery, the Didache has been important to early Christian studies. Between its views on ethics, the Eucharist, and baptism, the Didache has even forced itself into debates on the ...
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Does the Didache dictate that the "Lord's Supper" was to involve a real meal?

A commentary I came across said that the Didache indicated that its audience would have a meal in conjunction with the "Eucharist" but when I looked for the reference it seems it is ambiguous (of ...
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What does 6.4 in the Didache mean?

"6:4 But concerning food, bear what you can;" What does this mean?
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Does Didache 14:1-3 alluding to Malachi 1:6-14 indicate that he is discussing "the Lord's Supper"?

It seems to me he is making the allusion for that purpose but it is a particularly bad one since they are apples and oranges: Didache 14: On the Lord's Day of the Lord come together, break bread and ...
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Trinitarian baptismal formula in Matthew 28:19 vs Didache 7:2

Both the Gospel of Matthew and the Didache present a very similar "Trinitarian baptismal formula": “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father ...
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What does Didache 5 mean by "not knowing a reward for righteousness"

Didache 5 "And the way of death is this: First of all it is evil and full of curse: murders, adulteries, lusts, fornications, thefts, idolatries, magic arts, witchcrafts, rapines, false ...
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The Relevance of Bread and Wine [closed]

It's very known that before eating and drinking (that will be quoted respectively), jewish people have the habit to say Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha’olam hamotzi lehem min ha’aretz. which ...
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Is Didache 16 contradicting himself concerning perfectionism in Didache 6?

Were these two chapter written by the same author?: Chapter 6. Against False Teachers, and Food Offered to Idols. See that no one causes you to err from this way of the Teaching, since apart from God ...
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