Dating system used bc
The change is simply one of semantics—that is, AD 100 is the same as 100 CE; all that changes is the label.
stands for “after death.” This is only half correct. It actually was not fully implemented and accepted until several centuries after Jesus’ death. dating system was to make the birth of Jesus Christ the dividing point of world history. Scholars later discovered that Jesus was actually born around 6—4 B. It is a centuries-old argument that some maintain is integral to one’s identity as a Christian. And I have spent far too much time on Wikipedia changing BCs and ADs back to BCEs and CEs.
For example, 2012 equates to 1434/35 in the Islamic calendar and 5772-73 in the Jewish calendar (both are lunar, based on the cycles of the moon).