(802 words)

composed ca. AD 100–120 in Syria;

Church manual in Koine Greek.


The Didache (Did.) is the oldest extant Church manual. Even though it was known from later, strongly interpolated recensions and the excerpts and testimonies of Byzantine writers, it only became available in its original Greek form in 1873 through the discovery by Philoth…

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Prostmeier, Ferdinand, “Didache”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0073>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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