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Why the Terms CE and BCE Replaced AD and BC, and Why Jews Care About It

It’s not why you think.

The German astronomer Johannes Kepler, who used the term “Vulgar Era.” Wikipedia.

The German astronomer Johannes Kepler, who used the term “Vulgar Era.” Wikipedia.

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Dec. 20 2017
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Philologos, the renowned Jewish-language columnist, appears twice a month in Mosaic. Questions for him may be sent to his email address by clicking here.


It’s not why you think.

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