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is the abbreviated term for a brief Greek document that was known by name from Early Church sources, but was first published by P. Bryennios in 1883 based on a manuscript housed at the time in Istanbul, but now in Jerusalem (=Hierosolymitanus 54, dating to 1056). It bears two titles: “Doctrine (=Didache) of the Twelve Apostles” and “Doctrine of the Lord through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations.” These titles are secondary, although they contain a kernel of truth. 1. Chapter 11 actually speaks of apostles, although not of the “tw…

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Rordorf, Willy, “Didache”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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