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MWHolmes.jpgDuring my early graduate years in seminary I began to use the Loeb edition of the apostolic fathers, and then when Bart Ehrman brought out a whole new Loeb edition of the apostolic fathers, I bought that one. I enjoy Loeb volumes. But I have changed:

Michael W. Holmes (Bethel College), who has for decades been working on these texts and producing various editions and translations, now has brought it all together in his new Greek-English edition of the apostolic fathers. This new edition is now my first-to-go-to edition: The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations
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Mike is an expert text critic, and he has plied his trade well in this new edition of his ongoing work on the apostolic fathers. The edition is a handy, one-volume edition with nice paper and a very readable crisp font. He has solid introductions and up-to-date bibliographies. I like Didache so I couldn’t resist reading through it again in this new edition: nice clear translation.

In short, this is the first volume to pull off your shelf if you want to read the apostolic fathers.

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