Thus, "the common era of the Jews", Some Jewish academics were already using the CE and BCE abbreviations by the mid-19th century, such as in 1856, when Rabbi and historian Morris Jacob Raphall used the abbreviation in his book Post-Biblical History of The Jews.
Some publications have moved over to using it exclusively.
The abbreviations are sometimes written with small capital letters, or with periods (e.g., "However, it was soon discovered that many German Jews had been using the convention ever since the 18th century, and they found it ironic to see "Aryans following Jewish example nearly 200 years later".
In my next post, I’ll be returning to the 65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer series.
Multiculturalism and the information age expose us to a hugely diverse range of ideas and beliefs; many in stark opposition to Christian doctrine. If you’re a Christian parent, please read these two sentences over and over and over.
If you think it’s enough to simply teach your kids the core beliefs of Christianity without worrying about how to appropriately defend those beliefs ([Indeed it is a battleground of ideas.
In June 2006, in the United States, the Kentucky State School Board reversed its decision to use BCE and CE in the state's new Program of Studies, leaving education of students about these concepts a matter of discretion at the local level.
Below is the person’s comment, with my responses to you, as a Christian parent, in red italics.
The year-numbering system utilized by the Gregorian calendar is used throughout the world today, and is an international standard for civil calendars.
and became more widely used in the mid-19th century by Jewish academics.
The number of competing ideas says nothing about their relative truth.
Our kids need to not only be aware of the many religions/worldviews in existence today, but how they relate to Christianity, and why they logically can’t all be true.] We no longer live in closed monotheistic Christian cocoons.