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Title: A Christian-Jewish school : Didache, Doctrina, Matthew
Author: Spivak, Eugene (Jeff)
ISNI:       0000 0001 3475 460X
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2007
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The Didache studies are enjoying a renaissance ever since the early dating of the document has been confirmed and the possibilities of its use of early traditions suggested. In particular, the Didache is currently used as a fulcrum of scholarly efforts to define Christian Judaism as one ofthe pillars of the canonical Christianity. Yet, the heritage of the recent past remains in the form of a threatening number of hypothetical sources invoked to explain the literary composition of the Didache, while the implications of Christian Judaism are far from being fully understood. This thesis dispenses with the 'sources' and argues that the Didache can be readily accounted for on the basis of two extant texts, the Gospel ofMatthew and the Doctrina Apostolorum. Didache, Doctrina and Matthew add up to a tight conception of Christian Judaism, which thereby transpires as a powerful creative force in the post-70 C.E. Judaism and, by the same token, as a formative influence in early Christianity. Keywords: Matthew, Didache, Doctrina, Gospel, Jewish-Christian, Christian- Jewish, Jewish Christianity, Christian Judaism, Two Ways, scribal school
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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