Use the links below to find abbreviations for books, sections, and versions of the Bible. Old Testament (OT) Apocrypha (Apoc.) New Testament (NT) Versions and sections of the Bible &185;Information taken from The Chicago Manual of Style the Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 17th ed., 2017, section 10.44 - 10.48, pp. 596-600.
Abbreviations for the Books of the Bible and for Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature. These are the abbreviations established in The SBL Handbook of Style (Peabody . Dead Sea Scrolls are cited by cave number attached to the letter "Q", manuscript number or abbreviated name, fragment number (if there is one it is given in Arabic.
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AbbreviationBookCol.Colossians1 Cor.1 Corinthians2 Cor.2 CorinthiansEph.Ephesians.
B.C.E. Before Common Era (means the same as B.C.) BCP Book of Common Prayer. BDB Brown Driver & Briggs' A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. BDF Blass Debrunner & Funk's A Greek Grammar of the New Testament. Bel Bel and the Dragon (Apocrypha) BFT Biblical Foundations in Theology.