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Didascalia Apostolorum
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Didascalia apostolorum, also entitled the Syriac Didascalia, is a pseudo-epigraphic work, written in Syria in the 3rd century CE. Belonging to the literary genre of church orders, it is chronologically situated between the Didache, from which it was inspired, and the Apostolic Constitutions, which embodied it in the first six chapters with substantial changes.


Initially written in Greek, of which only short fra…

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Benga, Daniel, “Didascalia Apostolorum”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 October 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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