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.
- Dimensions: 4.75 x 7 inches
- Cover: Softcover
- Pages: 32
- Language: English
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.]
Good value, shipping included. Happy to have a physical copy of this small but important text.
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 .
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.
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