The Didache in Modern Research: 1996

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Jonathan A. Draper
BRILL, 1996 - Religion - 445 pages
This volume makes available a collection of the most important and influential modern articles on the "Didache" or "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles," many of them appearing in English for the first time. Leading Jewish and Christian scholars in the field represented in the volume include G. Alon, J-P. Audet, E. Bammel, J. Betz, J.A. Draper, D. Flusser, A. de Halleux, E. Mazza, K. Niederwimmer, W. Rordorf, G. Schollgen, H.R. Seeliger and C.M. Tuckett. Essays included provide a representative sample of most aspects of study of this first-century Christian writing, documenting an increasing scholarly interest in its importance for the understanding of Christian origins. The editor provides an extensive review of scholarship on the "Didache" in the past fifty years, outlining its major trends and implications.

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This review is from the perspective of a Google Books / Google Play user. The work is referenced incorrectly via Google as it should be in ecclesial collections under "early church writings". Secondly this work should be electronically accessible at this point as it is effectively out of print/circulation, which is a pity. I have yet to find a work as exhaustive as this one on the subject matter. This is a long read, but extremely valuable to the serious student as well as scholars & academics. 


JONATHAN A DRAPER The Jesus Tradition in the Didache
CHRISTOPHERM TUCKETT Synoptic Tradition in the Didache
JEANPAULAUDET Literary and Doctrinal Relationships
GEDALIAH ALON Halakah in the Teaching of the Twelve
DAVID FLUSSER Pauls JewishChristian Opponents
WILLY RORDORF Baptism according to the Didache
JOHANNES BETZ The Eucharist in the Didache
ANDRE DE HALLEUX Ministers in the Didache
KURT NIEDERWIMMER An Examination of the Development
JONATHAN A DRAPER Torah and Troublesome Apostles
ERNST BAMMEL Pattern and Prototype of Didache 16

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Jonathan A. Draper, Ph.D. (1984) in New Testament, Cambridge University, is Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. He has published extensively on the "Didache," Christian origins, and New Testament interpretation in the South African context.

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