From Messianic Judaism Wiki
Welcome to the Source Document Portal
Source Documents written by Jewish believers in Yeshua give us glimpse into the life, thoughts, teachings, and disputes of ages past. These documents help us understand what was, so we can better grasp what is now. Many of these men were quite throughly Protestant Christian in their view, others Rabbinic and throughly Orthodox, still others were difficult if not impossible to truly quantify.
The Didache also featured on the main page. This is one of the earliest extra-biblical documents produced by the fledgling Church. It appears to have been widely used by the Jewish-Christian community and continued to be used until the time of Constantine and beyond.
- About the Didache
The Didache, and important first century document widely used by early believers from its introduction in the late first century until the rise of Constantine and beyond. It was so important to early believers that some argued for its inclusion into the New Testament canon. Though it was not included in the finalized canon (except in derivative form by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church "broader canon") it was nonetheless widely circulated and highly regarded by the earliest believers. The work was eventually lost to history for centuries until its rediscovery by Greek Orthodox metropolitan Philotheos Bryennios (pictured) in 1873 as part of the Codex Hierosolymitanus. The Greek title of the manuscript is Διδαχὴ κυρίου διὰ τῶν δώδεκα ἀποστόλων τοῖς ἔθνεσιν or, Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles by the Twelve Apostles.
Things You Can Do!
- Help us grow by adding new content. We have initial "seed" content from public domain sources—but we have no intention of keeping ourselves limited by what we can scrape from the public domain.
- Edit existing content, collaborate with other users at discussion page, or see the To Do page.
- Import content from public domain sources.
- Anything else you can think of!
"Jesus is soul of our soul, as He is flesh of our flesh. Who then could think of excluding Him from the people of Israel?"
- —David Baron, The Ancient Scriptures and the Modern Jew
You could import content from...
...or any other source that is either public domain, or licensed under the terms of the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. See our Importing Content page for details. Also, you need not be a slave to existing content—add one on your own if you wish!
Join The Discussion
There really is a lot of work to be done to improve the source documents on this site. Please join the conversation to see what others are doing and how else you can help!