2 Clement is an interesting book and I was glad I went through it with them.
Starting Febuary 4 we will be going through the Didache. Varner will be leading the short discussions this month.
What appear to be citations of and allusions to New Testament books are not that at all, we are told, but instead are best explained by these authors drawing upon oral tradition.
This preference for oral tradition is based on the belief that Christians were not really concerned about written documents yet–that doesn’t come about until the end of the second century. Early Christians did use and value oral tradition well into the second century.
Last month, Rick Brannan, led a Faithlife reading group through 2 Clement.
It was a lot of fun to go through the text together and people giving their thoughts.
Luke provided the information from the Angel Gabriel that St.
Dating the year of Christ's birth is as controversial as dating the day of His birth. Luke provided several historical references that are helpful in determining Jesus' birth year in his Gospel in Luke 1:5, 2:1-3 and 3:1-2. Luke records: In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar's reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the territories of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, and while the high-priesthood was held by Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah, in the desert (Luke 3:1-2).Before all things we thank Thee that You are mighty; to Thee be the glory for ever. If any one is holy, let him come; if any one is not so, let him repent. Remember, Lord, Thy Church, to deliver it from all evil and to make it perfect in Thy love, and gather it from the four winds, sanctified for Thy kingdom which Thou have prepared for it; for Thine is the power and the glory for ever. Click here to read at in the original Greek (with dictionary lookup links). The link above also gives access to the complete Greek text of the didache with an English translation. Click here to go to the Early Church Texts Home Page for the publicly available version of the site which has just the original Greek and Latin texts with dictionary lookup links. But if you have no living water, baptize into other water; and if you cannot do so in cold water, do so in warm.Try out the feature rich subscription version of the Early Church Texts website for just for a trial period or for a year ( student rate). But if you have neither, pour out water three times upon the head into the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit. But let not your fasts be with the hypocrites, for they fast on the second and fifth day of the week. Now concerning the Eucharist, give thanks this way.The Apostolic Fathers are an informal collection of early Christian writings, roughly 95-150 AD, which include books like the , and letters from Polycarp and Ignatius.