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There is an ever-growing consensus emerging in recent scholarship that the text of the Didache (teaching) as a whole was composed around about the turn of the 1st century CE. The provenance of the manual is usually assigned to a Christian congregation in (western) Syria.

The Text

While there are various incomplete and fractional witnesses to the text of the Didache, the Greek text has survived in nearly full form (except for the last few lines) in only one document, the Manuscript o…

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van de Sandt, Huub, “Didache”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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