Common Era

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Com·mon Era

n. Abbr. CE or ce
The period beginning with the traditional birth year of Jesus, designated as year 1.

Common Era

(Historical Terms) another name for Christian Era

Chris′tian E′ra

the period since the assumed year of Jesus' birth.
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Noun1.Common era - the time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ's birth
Adv.1.Common Era - of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians; "in 200 CE"
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Finally, a puzzling lacuna in Hezser's model is her overlooking of the most famous and best documented travelling Jew in the first few centuries of the Common Era, Saul of Tarsus, also known as Saint Paul.
Marianne Dacy's book is a welcome addition to the ever-growing field of scholarship on the separation of Christianity and Judaism in the first centuries of the Common Era.
These have now been changed BC to BCE - before the common era, AD to CE - Common Era.
Using traditional Jewish wisdom and the guidance of the Torah and Talmud and applying their lessons to the modern world, the views, despite being thousands of years old, are new and refreshing to the common era.
The book was divided into six chapters where scholarly women of achievement were mentioned in chronological order starting from 400 Common Era (CE) up to the 20th Century.
Some of what Wajeman has discovered will not shock readers of these pages, such as the emergence of the figure of Lucifer in the first century of the common era, but her presentation is as clear as could be wished.
The generally acclaimed first volume was devoted to the Buddhist art of Late Han, Three Kingdoms, and Western Chin in China and Bactria to Shan-Shan in Central Asia, covering the first three centuries of the Common Era.
In response, Pope John Paul II pointed out that Christ indeed did establish a common era for all of humanity.
On the track of the Eastern Barbarians' compares textual material and archaeological discoveries pertaining to the Late Yayoi period in Japan and the Proto-Three Kingdoms period in Korea, approximately the first three centuries of the Common Era.
Remarkably, the production of silk remained a closely guarded secret and a Chinese monopoly for some three thousand years, until the beginning of the Common Era, when the secret of sericulture traveled east to Korea and Japan and began to spread west along the Silk Road.
Exemplary in this respect is Ananya Jahanara Kabir's entry on Islam, which provides a historical, doctrinal, sociological, and ethno-cultural overview that reaches back to the origins of the faith in the seventh century of the Common Era, but in terms which clearly illuminate contemporary developments within the Islamic world (for example, the role of women and the relationship between Shi'as and Sunnis) and its relationship to the West.
David Kling's new book contains eight separate studies in Christian biblical interpretation that span the two millennia of the Common Era.

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