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Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

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The Didache, written during the Apostolic era (1st century AD) is an ancient guidebook to Christian life and worship which is truly enlightening to read. This new translation exclusively available from Legacy Icons features beautiful iconographic illustrations and a selection of prayers from the early church.

Book Details

  • Dimensions: 4.75 x 6.5 inches
  • Cover: Softcover
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English

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  1. Useful tool, beautifully presented. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 18th 2017

    This product came to my attention in Facebook ad. I was unaware of what the Didache was. As presented it is a useful tool and beautifully presented.

  2. additional verse I can't find in other translation 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 12th 2017

    Disappointed the verse about "the ointment" was added. Can't find this in any other translation so I assume someone added this to fit their own agenda. Also referring to Jesus as the "Your Son" instead of "Your Servant" does not reflect the original writing. This "book" is actually a pamphlet, and it would take about 6 of them stacked on top of each other to resemble the picture on your website.
    On the plus side it is of good quality, and has the hymns and prayers at the back which are nice.

    [LEGACY ICONS COMMENT: The verse about the ointment is 10:8, which indeed is not present in some manuscripts, but it is present in others. The main sources we consulted did include this verse. The New Testament itself includes verses and sections that are not present in every edition.

    In regards to the statement of "Your Son," this is a correct rendering based on the documents we reviewed, though again, there may be variants.

    As with many ancient Christian writings, they were widely disseminated and copied by hand. The variants are not at odds with Christian practice, in any case. Our goal is to introduce readers to this ancient text. We encourage those who desire to make a deep, scholarly study of the Didache to consult other translatiosn as well, with commentaries and original manuscripts.

    The photograph was a pre-release mockup, and has been updated to better represent the actual product.]

  3. Good value 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 24th 2016

    Good value, shipping included. Happy to have a physical copy of this small but important text.

  4. Short but thick in content 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 24th 2016

    The book is more the size of a booklet but is dense in instruction . It's essentially a guide to Christian life , with all the necessary truths distilled into a very small package . I would say it would be ideal to carry on a book bag or purse for a couple for a constant reference companion . It avoids much of the denominational baggage that can often bog things down .

  5. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 24th 2016

    It's great to have an inexpensive paperback version for gifts. Many have asked about obtaining a copy but were put off by the relative expense of the few hard back copies available from specialty publishers. Thank you Legacy.

  6. Wonderful presentation of this ancient doucment 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 18th 2016

    I first bought the eBook version and while I was happy with the content, I was disappointed that a print version wasn't available. I was very pleased when the print version was released. I have now received that print version and I am very happy with it. I bought 20 copies to give as gifts to a small group of friends with whom I meet regularly to pray vespers.

  7. Really good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 17th 2016

    Liked it a lot.

  8. A one of a kind piece, with beautiful art sketches 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 17th 2016

    How wonderful to be with the 12 apostles, back in the 1st and 2nd century, common era. Places the reader there.

  9. My advice? Order several! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 12th 2016

    Surprising quality for such an affordable little book! Brief, well-written introduction in the front and a nice selection of prayers in the back. I ordered only 3 and wish I had ordered more. I plan to fix that very soon!

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