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Era

A series of years beginning from some epoch or starting-point, as:

THE MUNDANE ERA, or the number of years between the Creation and the Nativity:

According to the modern

Greek Calendar 7,388

“Josephus 7,282”

“Scaliger 5,829”

the ancient Greek

Church 5,508

“Professor Hales 5,411”

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Dates 4,968

“Archbishop Ussher 4,004”

“Calmet 4,000”

“the Jews 3,700”

OTHER ERAS:

The Era of Abraham starts from Oct. 1, B.C. 2016.

“Actium starts from Jan. 1, B.C. 30.”

“Alexander, or of the Lagidæ, starts from Nov. 12, B.C. 324.”

“American Independence, July 4, A.D. 1776.”

“Augustus, B.C. 27.”

“Diocletian, Aug. 29, A.D. 284.”

“Tyre, Oct. 19, B.C. 125.”

“the Chinese, B.C. 2697.”

“the French Republic, Sept. 22, A.D. 1792.”

“the Hegira, July 16, A.D. 622. (The flight of Mahomet from Mecca.)”

“the Maccabees, B.C. 166.”

“the Martyrs, Feb. 23, A.D. 313.”

The Christian Era begins from the birth of Christ.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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