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What dose bc mean?


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September 06, 2011 3:02PM

B.C as in 'years', means "Before Christ" and A.D. means "anno Domini", which is latin for "Year of our Lord". It is due to the "Gregorian Calendar" we use today. So, if Jesus was perceived to have been born in year 1, we are currently 2008 years later, hence 2008 A.D. Also note that time B.C. (Before Christ) runs backwards from the perceived birth of Christ, so the year before he was born was 1 B.C. ten years before is 10 B.C., a thousand years 1000 B.C. and so on.