The beginning of a century of the Common Era is a purely artificial division of time.
Hence, to reduce a Macedonian date to the Common Era, subtract 311 years and four months.
The year 70 of the Common Era was a most disastrous one for the Jews.
Tighernach was probably the first Irish historian who used the Common Era—that of the Incarnation.
The date is that of the "Bosporan era," and corresponds to the year 80-81 of the Common Era.
He uses the Common Era, though we have no reason to believe that this was done by the writers who immediately preceded him.
Its commencement is referred to the 1st of January of the year 313 of the Common Era.
|Common Era |
The period beginning with the year traditionally thought to have been birth of Jesus.