Martyrdom from Exegesis in Hippolytus
An Early Church Presbyter's Commentary on Daniel
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
'An important book that reveals some of the earliest layers of ancient Christian commentary on scripture, featuring especially the relation of the Daniel text to the early history of martyrdom during the persecution under Septimius Severus.'
-- Thomas C. Oden is former Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological Schook, Drew University.
'Shelton's examination of the enigmatic Hippolytus' commentary on Daniel captures, indeed advocates, its pastoral spirit encouraging perseverance in persecution. It reveals a window on Christian exegesis at the turn of the third century by an important and obscure figure linking East and West.'
-- Robert Lee Williams is Professor of New Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.