Of the period before the Common Era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians(adverb)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "bce" in a sentence
"But then someone came up with the bright idea of reading it aloud (a few hundred years bce) to everyone and nothing has been the same since."
"The oldest translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, the Septuagint, received its name from the 72 Jewish scholars who, according to tradition, had performed this translation for Ptolemy II in the third century bce."
"Even before Nebuchadnezzar's son Evilmerodach eventually pardoned the Jews, ending their exile, the vision of Ezekiel in 573 bce offered the blueprint for a new Israel by drawing on the foundations of the nation's heart, the Temple of Solomon. back"