Did Hippolytus Say/Write It?

I’m in need of an Early Church Father expert. I have Jurgens’ three volume collection, but I haven’t been able to verify this quote:

"[Appealing to the three companions of Daniel] Think of me, I beseech you, so that I may achieve with you the same fate of martyrdom"
Hippolytus of Rome,On Daniel,11:30(A.D. 204),in OTT,319

Can anyone independently verify this quote? What does “OTT” mean? In what book (not just web page) can I find this quote listed? I’d be much obliged to anyone who can help.

[quote=DeFide]I’m in need of an Early Church Father expert. I have Jurgens’ three volume collection, but I haven’t been able to verify this quote:

"[Appealing to the three companions of Daniel] Think of me, I beseech you, so that I may achieve with you the same fate of martyrdom"
Hippolytus of Rome,On Daniel,11:30(A.D. 204),in OTT,319

Can anyone independently verify this quote? What does “OTT” mean? In what book (not just web page) can I find this quote listed? I’d be much obliged to anyone who can help.
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I don’t have the Jurgens set (I’m acquiring the collection edited by Johannes Quasten). However, to answer your second question “OTT” most likely refers to Ludwig Ott (and most probably his book, “Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma”).

As for the quote, I’ve never heard it, but there is a large collection of Hippolytus’ writings here. Perhaps, you can find the source and the quote in those writings. Good luck

[quote=DeFide]I’m in need of an Early Church Father expert. I have Jurgens’ three volume collection, but I haven’t been able to verify this quote:

"[Appealing to the three companions of Daniel] Think of me, I beseech you, so that I may achieve with you the same fate of martyrdom"
Hippolytus of Rome,On Daniel,11:30(A.D. 204),in OTT,319

Can anyone independently verify this quote? What does “OTT” mean? In what book (not just web page) can I find this quote listed? I’d be much obliged to anyone who can help.
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It is in Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Dr. Ludwig Ott.

It would be from Hippolytus’s writings/homily or commentary on Daniel 11:30.

Hippolytus was an interesting character. After he was condemned by Pope Pontian, both he and Pontian were arrested by the Romans and condemned to the Sardinian salt mines. Both were blinded in one eye and shackled with chains too short to permit the wearer to stand upright, as they worked in the mines. In the mines, Pontian lifted Hippolytus’ excommunication, and they died as martyred brothers in Christ.

[quote=Br. Rich SFO]It is in Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Dr. Ludwig Ott.

It would be from Hippolytus’s writings/homily or commentary on Daniel 11:30.
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Thanks! I just happened to have Dr. Ott’s book. It’s there. I wonder why it didn’t make it into Jurgens’ work or newadvent.org? But that’s another topic. Thank you for the answer to my question.:tiphat: :thumbsup:

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