Common Bible Abbreviations

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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.

  1. HEBREW BIBLE OR OLD TESTAMENT (OT)
  2. NEW TESTAMENT (NT)
  3. 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



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