Lindemann, Andreas. "Die Endzeitrade in Didache 1 und Die Jesus-Apokalypse in Mattaus 24-25." Sayings of Jesus: Canonical and Non-Canonical edited by Petersen, William, L. Leiden: Brill, 1997, pp. 155-174.
Lindemann briefly surveys theories regarding the apocalyptic chapter 16 of the Didache, whether it is the work of the composer of chapters 1-6, the "two ways" material, or whether it may have been developed by a later redactor. While this question is not satisfactorily resolved, there is also a valid question of the relation of this material to the little apocalypse of Matthew 24 (Lindemann 1997, 156).
Of particular interest to Lindemann is the transition into the apocalyptic passages. Matthew moves into the material from an allegorical parable, while the Didache makes the transitio by stating it comes from "the gospel of our Lord" (15:4) (Lindemann 1997, 158). The metaphoric language at the start of each refers to the attention which must be given to a light. Both passages call for vigilance. Lindemann observes additional similarities in the formulaic language in use (Lindemann 1997, 159). This is particularly apparent too Lindemann if, as he assumes, the apocalyptic portion of the Didache originally followed on the heels of the Two Ways material. Lindemann particularly notes the emphasis on the "last days" and the apperance of false prophets (Lindemann 1997, 160-162). Lindemann continues making cmparisons of the vocabulary and the thematic emphases of the material, including the presence of trumpets, a resurrection, and the endurance of the saints.
Lindemann observes the slightly abrupt ending of the Didache text, which suggests to some that the copyist expected to append more (Lindemann 1997, 169). Suggstions that the end could be found in Const. Ap. 7 still do not explain the abrupt ending. Lindemann does observe that the parousia has more adequate conclusions in 1 Thessalonians 4, 1 Corinthians 15, and 2 Corinthians 4-5 (Lindemann 1997, 171).