CP: The Didascalia Apostolorum - closes on April 10

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 8 2015 6:49 AM

https://www.logos.com/product/45399/the-didascalia-apostolorum

It closes on Friday and is down to $3, which is the lowest price point on the chart at the moment.  Is there any chance of moving the scale and opening up a $2 option? Wink

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 7:50 AM

Thanks for pointing this out.

Yes

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 8:48 AM

Is the Didascalia included in any of Faithlife's collections of patristic works, or is this a unique offering?

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Rayner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 9:26 AM

Steve:
Thanks for pointing this out.

Indeed.  I'd missed this one, and I'm in.  I wonder if it will reach $1??

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Kevin A Lewis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 9:27 AM

Yes

At that price I'm in too

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Gabe Martini (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 9:51 AM

SineNomine:

Is the Didascalia included in any of Faithlife's collections of patristic works, or is this a unique offering?

To my knowledge, this is a unique resource in our format (which is partly why I posted it!). Should be a great one to have, especially in English.

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Alexxy Olu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 9:55 AM

Thanks. Am in too.

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 10:38 AM

Average Joe:
Is there any chance of moving the scale and opening up a $2 option? Wink

Ask and you shall receive. Smile  Thanks!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 11:03 AM

Gabe:

SineNomine:

Is the Didascalia included in any of Faithlife's collections of patristic works, or is this a unique offering?

To my knowledge, this is a unique resource in our format (which is partly why I posted it!). Should be a great one to have, especially in English.

Thanks for the quick reply! I'm in.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 12:13 PM

I'm in too. Thanks.

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David J. Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 2:29 PM

The Didascalia Apostolorum—literally “the teaching of the apostles”—is a third-century document expanded from the Didache of the first century AD. Considered by most Church Fathers to be of actual apostolic origin, scholars now believe it is likely of Syrian or Antiochene provenance, compiled by a prominent Syrian bishop. Originally written in Greek, this English version of the Didascalia is translated by Margaret Dunlop Gibson from the early-nineteenth century Syriac edition.

  • Presents an English translation of the Didascalia Apostolorum, rendered from the Syriac edition
  • Provides insight into early liturgy and Church history

https://www.logos.com/product/45399/the-didascalia-apostolorum

Does seem to have an outside chance of going for $2 but well worth a safer bid of $3......... Smile

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 2:44 PM

I think you're right about the $2.00. We're only at 80% there for that price point.

If it had the Syriac, I'd be all in for much more.

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David J. Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 3:30 PM

Entry from the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church:
https://www.logos.com/product/2227/the-oxford-dictionary-of-the-christian-church-rev-ed

Didascalia Apostolorum.

An early ‘Church Order’, professedly ‘the Catholic Teaching of the Twelve Apostles and holy Disciples of our Redeemer’ (Syriac title). Its author, prob. a physician who had been converted from Judaism, seems to have composed it in N. Syria in the earlier half of the 3rd cent. The work is addressed to readers in various states of life, esp. married persons (chs. 2–3), and deals with such subjects as the Bishop’s duties, penance, liturgical worship, behaviour during persecution, widows and deaconesses, the settlement of disputes and the administration of offerings; but the arrangement is unmethodical and disorderly. A double anointing precedes Baptism; none follows. It is esp. directed against Christians who regard the Jewish ceremonial law as still binding. The author is far more lenient than his W. contemporaries (*Tertullian, *Cyprian) in allowing repentant sinners back to Communion. A six-days’ fast before Easter is enjoined.

The work, orig. in Gk., survives complete only in a Syriac version, with substantial portions in Latin. As it was worked over and embodied in the *Apostolic Constitutions, much of the Greek text can be reconstructed with tolerable certainty. Among the sources used are the ‘*Pericope Adulterae’ (Jn 7:53–8:11), the *Didache, the *Ignatian Epp., *Hermas, and the *Sibylline Oracles (Book 4); the author prob. also made use of other 2nd cent. sources.

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 6:44 AM

Only a few more hours left on this one.  It doesn't seem likely we will make it to $2, but $3 is still a great price. Smile

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 7:51 AM

As the hour draweth nigh, I'm trying to figure out if there's any reason for me to have this. I know it's only 3 bucks, but if I don't need it, I don't need it. Does anyone have a brief word of persuasion to push me over the edge?

My specialization is New Testament, but I also have an interest in the history its reception. Maybe my hesitation is that I can't quite figure out how this document fits into the overall history of the NT's reception.

Thanks!

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 11:10 AM

Lew Worthington:

As the hour draweth nigh, I'm trying to figure out if there's any reason for me to have this. I know it's only 3 bucks, but if I don't need it, I don't need it. Does anyone have a brief word of persuasion to push me over the edge?

My specialization is New Testament, but I also have an interest in the history its reception. Maybe my hesitation is that I can't quite figure out how this document fits into the overall history of the NT's reception.

Thanks!

I can respect not want to spend money on an unneeded resource, even if it is a small amount.

Honestly, I don't know much about this document.  I'm familiar with the Didache, but not this.  I don't know that it would have anything to say on the reception of the NT or not.  Pages 5 and 6 of the preview say some interesting things regarding Scripture, and mentions the Gospels and many Old Testament books.  I guess we would have to see the whole work to know if it goes beyond that.

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 11:22 AM

In looking around a little online, I found that the Old Catholic Encyclopedia has an entry on this document.  Here is some of what it says with regards to the New Testament:

"The Old Testament is frequently quoted, and often at great length. The Gospel is cited by name, usually that of St. Matthew, the others less often, and that of St. John least of all, as it was traditionally held to have been written at a much later date than that which the Didascalia claims for itself. Acts and nearly all the Epistles are freely employed, including Hebrews, but the Apocalypse is not cited."

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04781b.htm 

So the relevance for NT reception would be in the citations, which appear to be fairly extensive.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 12:06 PM

Thank you. That is very helpful!

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 12:16 PM

Interesting.... I thought they closed the CP items in the late afternoon Eastern Time, but while I was responding with my last message it went off CP. I'm not upset at all; it certainly makes it easy when my decisions are made for me! Smile

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 10 2015 12:27 PM

Lew Worthington:

Interesting.... I thought they closed the CP items in the late afternoon Eastern Time, but while I was responding with my last message it went off CP. I'm not upset at all; it certainly makes it easy when my decisions are made for me! Smile

That settles that, then. Wink

My understanding is that CP items close at 3:00pm Eastern / noon Pacific.  I just received my email confirming my bid was successful.

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