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Published: 16 October 2008

488 Pages

234x156mm

ISBN: 9780199543120


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The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Alden A. Mosshammer

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Clearly explains why the date of Easter depends on the phases of the moon; provides an entirely new reconstruction of ancient methods for calculating the date of Easter in relation to the phases of the moon.
  • Presents original hypothesis about the origin of the system of numbering the years AD
  • Illustrates and explains the parameters of an Easter-table.
  • Includes ten tables to illustrate the different ancient methods of calculation