Rediscovered in 1873, the Didache provides a glimpse of early Christian ritual and liturgy. This text, which dates to the late first or early second century, is the very first manual for Christian life. Here Clayton Jefford presents parallel translations of the original-language manuscripts -- from Greek, Latin, Coptic, Ethiopic, and Georgian. His detailed introduction places the Didache in its historical context, and cross references and tes on sources enable in-depth study.
Clayton Jefford is Professor of Scripture at Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology, USA. He is the author of The Sayings of Jesus in the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (Supplements to Vigilae Christianae, 1997), Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student's Introduction (2nd edition, 2012), The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament (2006), and most recently, The Epistle to Diognetus (with the Fragment of Quadratus) (2013). He also is the co-editor of the academic journal Forum.