The meaning of "B.C.E."?

Kipling Will kiplingw at NATURE.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Apr 18 06:05:35 CDT 2005


The whole thing can be made much easier by just saying "4305 years ago".
That is what they meant anyway, wasn't it?
kw

> According to the Oxford English Dictionary, online at http://www.oed.com/,
> B.C.E. stands for Before the Common Era.
>
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