Ad what is itDisplay, what is that?
"That's only half right. A. D. Doesn't mean "after death." "A.D. is an abbreviation for "anno Domini", which in Latin means "in the year of our Lord". Essentially BC stands for "before Christ" and AD for Anno Domini, Latin for "in the year of our Lord".
Which means BC and AD (B.C. and A.D.)?
"and AD (B.C. and A.D.)?" B.C. is generally assumed to mean "before Christ" and A.D. to mean "after death". Why was the year 1 B.C. "before Christ" and the year 1 A.D. "after death"? B.C. means "before Christ." A. D. actually means the roman expression anno dominant, which means "in the year of our Lord".
There is no teaching of the B.C./A.D. system in the Bible. Recently there has been an attempt to substitute the B.C. and A.D. label with B.C.E. and C.E., which means "before a shared era" and "before a shared era" respectively. Ironically, of course, what makes B.C.E. different from C.E. is still the lifetime and time of Jesus Christ.
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BC and AD - what do they mean? What does BCE and CE mean?
This is an acronym for " Anno Domini ", which is a Roman expression that means "in the year of our Lord" and refers to the year of Christ's Nativity. B.C. means before Christ. So, at the date of this letter, 2011 A.D. is supposed to mean that it is 2,011 years since Christ was born.1 Second, if you think Logically about how it was debated in the church that particular date, 1 B.C. could not be followed directly by 1 A.D. if A.D. means "after Christ's death".2 That would mean that Christ was borne, then he immediately passed away, and we know that this is not the case.
BCE in most cases means "Before the Common Era" and CE means "Common Era". In both cases, the term "common" means the date used by the most frequently used calendaring system, the Great Gorian calendars. Years are the same, only names are different. As an example, 400 BCE equals 400 BC and 2011 CE equals 2011 AD.
Another, less common significance for the "C" in the new BCE and CE markings is that the "C" represents "Current", which means there is another epoch ahead. While many Christians do not like either of these changes, they can of course read the letters "C" in the BCE and CE denominations to refer to "Christian" or "Christ" without violating what many see as an effort to delegitimise or remove Christ from the calender.