CE for Common Era is a modern alternative for AD, meaning Anno Domini. Traditionally, the western calendar has divided dates into BC (Before Christ) and AD (“In the Year of Our Lord” in Latin). There are enough doubts on when Jesus was born* that the calendar may have been inaccurate for centuries.
What is date CE?
published on 27 March 2017. In recent years, a persistent criticism has been leveled against the use of the BCE/CE system (Before the Common or Current Era/Common or Current Era) , rather than BC/AD (Before Christ/Anno Domini or ‘Year of Our Lord’), in dating historical events.