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  1. a treatise, perhaps of the 1st or early 2nd century ad, on Christian morality and practicesAlso called: the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek, literally: a teaching, from didaskein to teach
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Examples from the Web for didache

Historical Examples

  • On the other hand, it is wanting in the Supper prayers of the Didache, unless c. 9.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

    Adolph Harnack

  • The Didache and Shepherd of Hermas offer additional testimony on this point.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

  • It was applied to their successors, as we learn from the Didache, xi.; Hermas, Sim.

  • There can be little doubt that the Didache was used as a manual for catechumens for several centuries.

  • (Didache X., 'ημιν δε εχαρισω, δεσποτα, πνευματικην τροφην και ποτον και ζωην αιωνιον δια του παιδος σου).