Common Era, Before Common Era
Jun 13, 1998 04:02 PM
by Sophia TenBroeck
Alan commenting of Dal's response to Jesus birthdate, wrote :-
"This didn't happen until around 400 ce (common era). Prior to that it
was January 6th or 7th. All Rome's doing, this Dec. 25th thing.
>Next, is the selected year ONE (selected in retrospect) actually>the
The general scholarly consensus is that Jesus was born around 4 bce
(before the common era) - so he arrived before his birthday!"
I do like dropping the BC for CE -- Common Era
And AD for BCE -- Before Common Era
Wish we could see it used more often. Sophia
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