Sponsored link: There are many religious calendars in existence, but each is normally in use in one region of the world -- typically by followers of a single religion.Almost all of the world's religious calendars are based on religion, astrology, or myth: The division between BC/BCE and AD/CE is not based on religious considerations. Time collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.BC and AD do have a religious significance because they state that Yeshua of Nazareth is both God and Messiah: AD means "Year of the Lord." BC means "Before Christ" or "Before the Messiah." This religious component makes CE and BCE more attractive to many people -- particularly secularists, non-Christians and liberal Christians.
Some interesting events at that time were: 1 BCE: Some historians have concluded from their analysis of Josephus' writings that Herod the Great died in 1 BCE.
Most historians now place Herod's death as during 4 BCE.