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Hippolytus, Canon of
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Discussion of Hippolytus of Rome’s Canon is fraught with disputes over the identity of the Canon's author, doubts over the accuracy of the Canon’s title, and questions concerning the provenance of the only known Greek fragment of it. What can be said with certainty, however, is that the Greek portions of the work in question are now found inscribed on the sides of an ancient statue d…

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Schmidt, T.C., “Hippolytus, Canon of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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