Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

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Tim Evans
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Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

Post by Tim Evans » May 30th, 2017, 8:51 pm

Hi Everyone,

First my specific question:

12:1 Πᾶς δὲ ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου δεχθήτω. ἔπειτα δὲ δοκιμάσαντες αὐτὸν γνώσεσθε σύνεσιν γὰρ ἕξετε δεξιὰν καὶ ἀριστεράν.

It seems that there are some interesting variations on how to translate certain passages in the Didache. Does this seem reasonable clunky English? Aside from intuition, is there support anywhere for taking "right and left" as "right and wrong":

"Then testing him, you will recognise/know (if he is of the Lord), for you have understanding—right and left.

Finally, is there a good "go to" resource for these type of questions in the Didache?
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Re: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » May 31st, 2017, 3:19 am

Just one quibble with the translation: ἕξετε is future.

As for right/left, that seems to be the consensus. Here's one example.
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Tim Evans
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Re: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

Post by Tim Evans » June 3rd, 2017, 7:15 am

Just one quibble with the translation: ἕξετε is future.
Thanks, thats a silly mistake.

The left-hand toilet wiping thing is not something I had associated with biblical times! Interesting, I will have to look into that.
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