Hippolytus (c. 170-235 AD) was one of the most important second-third century Christian theologians,
whose provenance, identity and corpus remain elusive to scholars and historians. Suggested communities
include Palestine, Egypt, Anatolia, Rome and regions of the mideast. The best historians of literature
in the ancient church, including Eusebius of Caesarea and Jerome, openly confess they cannot name where
Hippolytus the biblical commentator and theologian served in leadership.