accusations of forgery against Bryennios with Codex Hierosolymitanus - Didache, Epistle of Barnabas, 1 & 2 Clement, Ignatius, Chrysostom list

Steven Avery

So far the only hint in the early years is James Donaldson, although the scholars today say there was more.

Originally info was placed here.

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Steven Avery

James Donaldson (1877)
p. 36-37

Aaron Milovec

Dennis Clark follows Milovec
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Steven Avery

Chares M. Hoole
The Didache (Annotated Edition) (2012)

It contains, besides the first and second Epistles of Clement, a complete text of the longer recension of Ignatius, "The Epistle of Barnabas," "The Synopsis of St. Chrysostom," and "The Teaching of the Apostles," which comes between the Clement and Ignatius.
After a good deal of consideration, I have come to the conclusion that the
Didache is not an original work, but a compilation or series of excerpts
from the treatises already quoted. Any one who will compare the Didache
of Bryennius with the passages taken from Barnabas, Hermas, the
Judicium Petri, and the Apostolic Constitutions, will find it difficult to
avoid the conclusion that the author of the Didache had these works in his
hands, and compiled from them what he supposed to be the primitive
doctrine of the Apostles; and the position of his work is not that of an
original to an enlarged and completed copy, but that of a condensation
and compilation from a number of other works. There seems some reason

and that the Didache discovered by Bryennius, which was no doubt the
same as that mentioned by Nicephorus in the ninth century, was a