Abbreviations

Abbreviations

[Bible Versions] [Commentaries] [Reference] [Books of the Bible] [Other]

Bible Versions

  1. English Translations

    1. AMP — Amplified Version (Lockman Foundation)
    2. ASV — American Standard Version (Nelson)
    3. CEV — Contemporary English Version (American Bible Society)
    4. ESV — English Standard Version (Crossway)
    5. GNT — Good News Translation (American Bible Society)
    6. HCSB — Holman Christian Standard Bible (Holman)
    7. KJV — King James Version (Zondervan)
    8. JB — The Jerusalem Bible (Doubleday)
    9. MSG — The Message (NavPress)
    10. NASB — New American Standard Bible (Lockman Foundation)
    11. NCV — New Century Version (Nelson)
    12. NET — New English Translation (NET Bible) (Biblical Studies Press, bible.org)
    13. NIV — New International Version (Zondervan)
    14. NJB — New Jerusalem Bible (Doubleday)
    15. NKJV — New King James Version (Nelson)
    16. NLT — New Living Translation (Tyndale)
    17. NRSV — New Revised Standard Version (Oxford)
    18. REB — Revised English Bible (Oxford)
    19. RSV — Revised Standard Version (Oxford)
    20. TLB — The Living Bible (Tyndale)
    21. TNIV — Today's New International Version (Zondervan)/li>
  2. Ancient Language Versions

    1. BHS — Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Hebrew OT) (German Bible Society)
    2. LXX — Septuagint (Greek trans. of the OT, 3rd c. B.C.)
    3. MT — Masoretic Text (Hebrew OT, 10th c. A.D.)
    4. NA27
      — Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th rev. ed. (Greek NT) (German Bible Society)
    5. UBS4
      — The Greek New Testament, 4th rev. ed. (United Bible Societies, German Bible Society)
    6. Vulg. — Vulgate (Latin trans. of the Bible, 5th c. A.D.)

Commentaries

  1. Single Volume Commentaries

    1. ABC — Africa Bible Commentary (Zondervan)
    2. CBC — Classic Bible Commentary (Crossway)
    3. IVPBBC — The IVP Bible Background Commentary [OT, NT] (IVP)
    4. MBC — The MacArthur Bible Commentary (Nelson)
    5. NBC — New Bible Commentary (IVP)
    6. NTuOT — Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Baker)
    7. WWBC — The Wiersbe Bible Commentary [OT, NT] (David Cook)
    8. ZBC — Zondervan Bible Commentary (Zondervan)
  2. Multiple Volume Commentaries

    1. ACCS — Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (IVP)
    2. BCOTWP — Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms (Baker)
    3. BECNT — Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Baker)
    4. BST — The Bible Speaks Today (IVP)
    5. CsBC — Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (Tyndale)
    6. EBC — The Expositor's Bible Commentary, revised (Zondervan)
    7. HNTC — Holman New Testament Commentary (Holman)
    8. HOTC — Holman Old Testament Commentary (Holman)
    9. IBC — Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (John Knox Press)
    10. IVPNTC — IVP New Testament Commentary (IVP)
    11. JFB — Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary (Hendrickson)
    12. JMB — James Montgomery Boice Commentaries (Baker)
    13. MHC — Matthew Henry Commentary (Hendrickson)
    14. NAC — New American Commentary (Broadman & Holman)
    15. NIBCOT — New International Biblical Commentary – Old Testament Series (Hendrickson)
    16. NIBCNT — New International Biblical Commentary – New Testament Series (Hendrickson)
    17. NICNT — New International Commentary on the New Testament (Eerdmans)
    18. NICOT — New International Commentary on the Old Testament (Eerdmans)
    19. NIVAC — NIV Application Commentary (Zondervan)
    20. PNTC — Pillar New Testament Commentary (Eerdmans)
    21. TMP — The Minor Prophets – An Exegetical & Expository Commentary, 3 vols. (Baker)
    22. TNTC — Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP)
    23. TOD — Treasury of David (Charles Spurgeon) (Hendrickson)
    24. TOTC — Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (IVP)
    25. TTB — Thru The Bible (J. Vernon McGee) (Nelson)
    26. WBC — Word Biblical Commentary (Nelson)
    27. ZECNT — Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Zondervan)
    28. ZIBBC — Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary (Zondervan)
  3. Study Bibles

    1. ESVSB — ESV Study Bible {ESV} (Crossway)
    2. LASB — Life Application Study Bible {NLT, NIV} (Tyndale)
    3. LSB — Literary Study Bible {ESV} (Crossway)
    4. NIVASB — NIV Archaeological Study Bible {NIV} (Zondervan)
    5. NIVSB — NIV Study Bible {NIV} (Zondervan)
    6. NLTSB — NLT Study Bible {NLT} (Tyndale)
    7. NOAB — New Oxford Annotated Bible {NRSV, RSV} (Oxford)
    8. RSB — Reformation Study Bible {NKJV, ESV} (Ligonier)
    9. RySB — Ryrie Study Bible {NIV} (Moody)
    10. TCRB — Thompson Chain Reference Bible {KJV} (Kirkbride)

Reference Works

  1. BDT — Baker's Dictionary of Theology (Baker)
  2. DJG — Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (IVP)
  3. DLNTD — Dictionary of the Later New Testaments and Its Developments (IVP)
  4. DNTB — Dictionary of New Testament Background (IVP)
  5. DOTHB — Dictionary of Old Testament: Historical Books (IVP)
  6. DOTP — Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (IVP)
  7. DOTWPW — Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings (IVP)
  8. DPHL — Dictionary of Paul and His Letters (IVP)
  9. HBA — Holman Bible Atlas (Holman)
  10. HIBD — Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Holman)
  11. ISBE — International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Eerdmans)
  12. NBD — New Bible Dictionary (IVP)
  13. NDBT — New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (IVP)
  14. NDT — New Dictionary of Theology (IVP)
  15. NUBD — New Unger's Bible Dictionary (Moody)
  16. NUBH — New Unger's Bible Handbook (Moody)
  17. MWCD — Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)
  18. PBD — Pictorial Bible Dictionary (Zondervan)
  19. ZBH — Zondervan Bible Handbook (Zondervan)
  20. ZEB — Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (Zondervan)

Books of the Bible

  1. OT — Old Testament

    1. Gn — Genesis
    2. Ex — Exodus
    3. Lv — Leviticus
    4. Nm — Numbers
    5. Dt — Deuteronomy
    6. Jos — Joshua
    7. Jgs — Judges
    8. Ru — Ruth
    9. 1 Sm — 1 Samuel
    10. 2 Sm — 2 Samuel
    11. 1 Kgs — 1 Kings
    12. 2 Kgs — 2 Kings
    13. 1 Chr — 1 Chronicles
    14. 2 Chr — 2 Chronicles
    15. Ezr — Ezra
    16. Neh — Nehemiah
    17. Est — Esther
    18. Jb — Job
    19. Ps — Psalms
    20. Prv — Proverbs
    21. Eccl — Ecclesiastes
    22. Sg — Song of Solomon
    23. Is — Isaiah
    24. Jer — Jeremiah
    25. Lam — Lamentations
    26. Ez — Ezekiel
    27. Dn — Daniel
    28. Hos — Hosea
    29. Jl — Joel
    30. Am — Amos
    31. Ob — Obadiah
    32. Jon — Jonah
    33. Mi — Micah
    34. Na — Nahum
    35. Hb — Habakkuk
    36. Zep — Zephaniah
    37. Hg — Haggai
    38. Zec — Zechariah
    39. Mal — Malachi
  2. NT — New Testament

    1. Mt — Matthew
    2. Mk — Mark
    3. Lk — Luke
    4. Jn — John
    5. Acts — Acts
    6. Rom — Romans
    7. 1 Cor — 1 Corinthians
    8. 2 Cor — 2 Corinthians
    9. Gal — Galatians
    10. Eph — Ephesians
    11. Phil — Philippians
    12. Col — Colossians
    13. 1 Thes — 1 Thessalonians
    14. 2 Thes — 2 Thessalonians
    15. 1 Tim — 1 Timothy
    16. 2 Tim — 2 Timothy
    17. Ti — Titus
    18. Phlm — Philemon
    19. Heb — Hebrews
    20. Jas — James
    21. 1 Pt — 1 Peter
    22. 2 Pt — 2 Peter
    23. 1 Jn — 1 John
    24. 2 Jn — 2 John
    25. 3 Jn — 3 John
    26. Jude — Jude
    27. Rv — Revelation

Other

  1. A.D. — in the year of our Lord (anno Domini)
  2. B.C. — before Christ
  3. c. — about (circa), century
  4. cf. — compare with (confer)
  5. ch. — chapter(s)
  6. ed. — edited by, editor, edition
  7. e.g. — for example (exempli gratia)
  8. et al. — and others (et alii)
  9. etc. — and so on (et cetera)
  10. f. (ff.) — and following (verse(s), page(s), etc.)
  11. Gk. — Greek
  12. Heb. — Hebrew
  13. ibid. — in the same place, book, etc. (ibidem)
  14. idem — the same as previously mentioned
  15. i.e. — that is (id est)
  16. lit. — literally
  17. mg. — margin
  18. misc. — miscellaneous
  19. n. — note
  20. n.d. — no date
  21. p. — page(s)
  22. repr. — reprint
  23. rev. — revised, reviser, revision
  24. st. — saint
  25. s.v. — under the word (sub verbo)
  26. trans. — translation, translated
  27. v. — verse(s)
  28. viz. — that is to say (videlicet)
  29. vol. — volume(s)

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