Diaspora – Refers to the “dispersion” or scattering of the Jews, beginning in the eight century B.C., and continuing up through the nineteenth century A.D.
Didache – A Greek handbook of instruction in morals and church order written for the early Christian churches about A.D. 100; gives us a fairly clear picture of early Church worship and practice.
Diet – A meeting, usually called by the Pope or the Holy Roman Emperor, to decide a particular issue in the church government.
Dionysius Exiguus, (c.540) – Roman historian, the first to use Christ’s incarnation as the basis for a calendar; he was at least four, and perhaps more, years off, which has never been corrected.
Dispensationalism – the unBiblical teaching that God deals differently with mankind during different eras of history. Seven such dispensations are usually taught: Innocence [before the Fall], Conscience [before the Flood], Human Government [to Abraham], Promise [to Moses], Law [to Christ], Grace [NT age], the Kingdom [the Millennium], and the Eternal State [heaven]; promoted vigorously by C.I. Scofield (1843-1921) and the still popular “Scofield Study Bibles.”