17. BCE Full-Form | What is Before the Common Era (BCE)

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Before the Common Era (BCE)

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FULL FORM OF BCE – ABBREVIATION

The (abbreviation) full form of BCE is Before the Common Era.

Before the Common Era (BCE)

Additional Information About BCE

BCE can be considered as the non-religious alternative for BC (Before the Christ). It is the same as BC. The same is CE (Common Era) which is a non-religious alternative of AD (Anno Domini).

BCE/CE designations use the year numbering system which was introduced by the 6th-century Christian monk Dionysius Exiguus. The monk stated Anno Domini designation as intending the beginning of life after Jesus as a reference date. Hence, neither of these notations include a year zero. These are also numerically equivalent to BC and AD.

Ex: 150 CE corresponds to 150 AD and 150 BCE corresponds to 150 BC.

Jewish academy introduced the usage of CE in academics in the 19th century. Since the later 20th century, the usage of BCE/CE has been used by many people in publications, scientific research in order to be neutral towards Non-Christians.

In short, BC is the same as BCE (Before Common Era) and AD is the same as CE (Common Era). The only reason we find for their picture into existence is for being neutral towards non-Christians whereas BC (Before the Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) is related to Jesus Christ.

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