“…He Repairs the Side of Adam”

Last week, when I was studying Mark's account of Jesus' baptism I ran across Hippolytus' (d. 236) comments on this most important event. Mark wrote that at Jesus' baptism, the heavens were torn open, the Spirit - as a dove - came down upon Christ, and the Father spoke his words of divine approval and …

Hippolytus (d. 236 AD) on the Psalter

Hippolytus (bishop in Rome around 220-236 AD) wrote quite a bit for the benefit of the early church; many of his writings have been recovered and translated.  One particular fragment I found fascinating is his short introduction to the Psalter (found with other writings of his in Ante Nicene Fathers, V.199ff).  I'll summarize his brief …

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