I was surprised to see that in the Didache the form of the Golden Rule is in the negative. I’ve read that the positive formulation in the Sermon on the Mount may be original to Jesus. If the Didache used Matthew as a source, how does one account for that reversion?
I started writing up a simple answer to this question but then I realized that the answer doesn’t make much sense without some more extended background. Just a few months ...Continue Reading →