The Didache is a short text, which was likely intended to be committed to memory, offering training in ‘The
Way’ of the Lord, the practices of the churches, and in the community’s hope for the future. Dating from the
first century, and quite plausible from before 70 AD, it offers us a unique vantage point into the concerns,
attitudes, and praxis of the communities who would have heard our gospels from the lips of the evangelists.
The purpose of this paper is to bring it to light in the hope that this can be further studied in relations to
the gospels and mission.