“The Son is the firstborn of all: firstborn of God, so that it would be clear that He is the Son of God and the second after the Father; firstborn before the angels, so that it would be clear that He is Lord of the angels; firstborn of the Virgin, so that it would be evident that He re-creates in Himself the first-formed Adam; firstborn from the dead, being Himself the firstfruits of our resurrection.”Hippolytus, Commentary on Daniel 4, 11: GCS 1,1, 212-14
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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.p.88
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