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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
beginning ?

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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