The latest UPS delivery was a mere two books, but there was nothing mere about the titles:
The Didache, Hermeneia Commentary, by Kurt Niederwimmer
The Didache: Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E., by Aaron Milavec.
Niederwimmer is a traditional sort of commentary, and for many the leading commentary on this part of the Apostolic Fathers. Though with the mass of work going on in researching the Didache, it’s 1993 date is making it seem dated already.
Milavec’s book gives the impression of needing to reverse the parts of it’s long title for strict accuracy. It is also considered THE book on the Didache by many– not the least because of its nine hundred plus page length!– but it is made up of commentary sections and “excurses” in greyed blocks. It also spends no little time speaking of modern day issues along with interpretation of the text, which annoyed a few reviewers.
Next up for me will be Psalms commentaries for the next quarter’s Sunday School lessons.