Common Bible Abbreviations
The following abbreviations and spelled forms are commonly used for parts of the Bible (Bib.). While the Hebrew Bible and the Protestant Old Testament include the same parts in slightly different arrangements, Roman Catholic versions of the Old Testament also include works listed here as apocrypha.
HEBREW BIBLE OR OLD TESTAMENT (OT) NEW TESTAMENT (NT) SELECTED APOCRYPHA 1. HEBREW BIBLE OR OLD TESTAMENT (OT):
Amos Amos Cant. of Cant. Canticle of Canticles (also called Song of Solomon and Song of Songs) 1 Chron. 1 Chronicles 2 Chron. 2 Chronicles Dan. Daniel Deut. Deuteronomy Eccles. Ecclesiastes (also called Qoheleth) Esth. Esther Exod. Exodus Ezek. Ezekiel Ezra Ezra Gen. Genesis Hab. Habakkuk Hag. Haggai Hos. Hosea Isa. Isaiah Jer. Jeremiah Job Job Joel Joel Jon. Jonah Josh. Joshua Judg. Judges 1 Kings 1 Kings 2 Kings 2 Kings Lam. Lamentations Lev. Leviticus Mal. Malachi Mic. Micah Nah. Nahum Neh. Nehemiah Num. Numbers Obad. Obadiah Prov. Proverbs Ps. Psalms Qoh. Qoheleth (also called Ecclesiastes) Ruth Ruth 1 Sam. 1 Samuel 2 Sam. 2 Samuel Song of Sg. Song of Songs (also called Canticle of Canticles and Song of Solomon) Song of Sol. Song of Solomon (also called Canticle of Canticles and Song of Songs) Zech. Zechariah Zeph. Zephaniah 2. NEW TESTAMENT (NT):
Acts Acts Apoc. Apocalypse (also called Revelation) Col. Colossians 1 Cor. 1 Corinthians 2 Cor. 2 Corinthians Eph. Ephesians Gal. Galatians Heb. Hebrews Jas. James John John 1 John 1 John 2 John 2 John 3 John 3 John Jude Jude Luke Luke Mark Mark Matt. Matthew 1 Pet. 1 Peter 2 Pet. 2 Peter Phil. Philippians Philem. Philemon Rev. Revelation (also called Apocalypse) Rom. Romans 1 Thess. 1 Thessalonians 2 Thess. 2 Thessalonians 1 Tim. 1 Timothy 2 Tim. 2 Timothy Tit. Titus 3. SELECTED APOCRYPHA:
Bar. Baruch Bel and Dr. Bel and the Dragon Ecclus. Ecclesiasticus (also called Sirach) 1 Esd. 1 Esdras 2 Esd. 2 Esdras Esth. (Apocr.) Esther (Apocrypha) Jth. Judith 1 Macc. 1 Maccabees 2 Macc. 2 Maccabees Pr. of Man. Prayer of Manasseh Sg. of 3 Childr. Song of Three Children Sir. Sirach (also called Ecclesiasticus) Sus. Susanna Tob. Tobit Wisd. Wisdom (also called Wisdom of Solomon) Wisd. of Sol. Wisdom of Solomon (also called Wisdom) Source: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition