The Novatian "Indifferent Canon" and Pascha in Alexandria in 414: Hypatia’s Murder Case Reopened

In an earlier paper I suggested that the murder of the Alexandrian philosopher Hypatia by a clique of Bishop Cyril’s zealots resulted from her involvement in the conflict between the Roman and Alexandrian Churches regarding the date of Easter in the year 417. The murder would have been committed in...

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Published in:Vigiliae Christianae
Main Author: Belenkiy, Ari
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2016
In:Vigiliae Christianae
Year: 2016, Volume: 70, Issue: 4, Pages: 373-400
Further subjects:B Hypatia of Alexandria Bishop Cyril Novatian Church presbyter Sabbatius Easter Passover vernal equinox equatorial ring expulsion of Jews from Alexandria Alexandrian calendar Jewish calendar
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Summary:In an earlier paper I suggested that the murder of the Alexandrian philosopher Hypatia by a clique of Bishop Cyril’s zealots resulted from her involvement in the conflict between the Roman and Alexandrian Churches regarding the date of Easter in the year 417. The murder would have been committed in March 416 after she had performed controversial astronomical observations that supported the Roman date over the Alexandrian one.
ISSN:1570-0720
Contains:In: Vigiliae Christianae
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15700720-12341264