You Shall Not Withhold Your Hand

You shall not withhold your hand from your son or daughter, but from their youth you shall teach them the fear of God.

—Didache (c.90–130 AD) 4.9.

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  1. What would withhold your hand mean in this context Dr. Clark? It’s not speaking of corporal punishment is it? More likely, a handing over or a handing off of the fear of God…possibly. Thanks for any insight you can provide.

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