I have noticed several posts referencing an early document called The Didache. I thought it would be a worthy topic of discussion and hope to find some "experts" out there! I must admit that I have had a copy on my shelf for several years, but have done little more than thumb through it, not giving it a lot of credence. Here are some translations available on the internet: Translated by J. B. Lightfoot Translated by Charles H. Hoole Unknown Translation with comments by Ben H. Swett What is your take on the antiquity and reliablity of this document? What of its history? etc. etc. The copy I own was translated by J. Louis Guthrie in 1938. He says "the manuscript that came into my hands is a copy of that found in Constantinople by Philotheus Bryennios of the Greek Catholic Church , AD 1875. This copy of the manuscript is that of 'Leon the sinner,' a notary who transcribed the manuscript found by Bryennios. Leon declares that he finished copying the manuscript in June, 1056 AD." Guthrie believes in the authenicity of the original document, but believes the Greek gives evidence that certain passages are later additions. For example, he says that the instructions on pouring and fasting before one is immersed (chapter 7) are poorly written and does not match the rest of the document.