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Acts 17 v 11

Calculating years across zero c.e. divide

Calculate BCE & CE dates

BCE[–3–][–2–][–1–][–1–][–2–][–3–]CE

Going into reverse crossing the BCE/CE divide, causes minor problems.


If you add a BCE date to a CE date, SUBTRACT 1 from the result to get the time in years.

 2 BCE + 2 CE= 4-1=3 years in time.


To cross BCE to CE or CE to BCE a given number of years, subtract present date from the year number then ADD 1.

3 BCE forward 5 years;

5-3=2 +1 =3 CE


Use the BCE CE boxes to to prove to yourself by counting.

Convert any minus figure to positive -5 make it 5