| In 1883, an ancient document known as Didache, which means in
Greek, teaching or instruction, was first published after being discovered ten years earlier at a cite in ancient Macedonia
near Constantinople. The publication of The Didache precipitated a sensation among scholars such as has seldom been paralleled.
Here we have what may be the oldest Christian document in existence outside of the Bible. It is from the Apostolic period
being written around the year 80 A.D. All through it we seem to hear the"Apostles" speak to us, as it's title indicates. Being,
then, in all probability the oldest extant non-canonical literature, the Didache brings us to the point where the New Testament
ends, if we accept the writings of the Apostle John. |