Friday, March 27, 2009

Apocryphote of the Day: 3-26-09

"There are two ways: one to life and one to death, but the difference between the two ways is great. The way to life is this: First, you shall love God, who has created you; second, your neighbor as yourself. Whatever you do not want to happen to you, do not do to another."

Didache 1.1-2 (liturgical handbook; 90 CE, although contains very early traditions from the Jerusalem church)


NJZimmermann said...
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NJZimmermann said...

As a layperson with no training in the field of biblical studies. I find am I curious about the relationship between that quotation from the Didache, and the paasages contained in the Gospel of Mark 12:28-34 and the Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40.

Do these three passages reflect a tradition that extends across the breadth of the polydoxical spectrum of the period after the death of Jesus, and before the rise of the orthodoxy exemplified by the Nicene fathers?

Best Regards
Nathan Zimmermann

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