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Common abbreviations for books of the Bible1:

Turabian Style


Jewish Bible/Old Testament (OT) 

Traditional: Shorter: Full Name:
Amos Am Amos
1 Chron. 1 Chr 1 Chronicles
2 Chron. 2 Chr 2 Chronicles
Dan. Dn Daniel
Deut. Dt Deuteronomy
Eccles. Eccl Ecclesiastes
Esther Est Esther
Exod. Ex Exodus
Ezek. Ez Ezekiel
Ezra Ezr Ezra
Gen. Gn Genesis
Hab. Hb Habakkuk
Hag. Hg Haggai
Hosea Hos Hosea
Isa. Is Isaiah
Jer. Jer Jeremiah
Job Jb Job
Joel Jl Joel
Jon. Jon Jonah
Josh. Jo Joshua
Judg. Jgs Judges
1 Kings 1 Kgs 1 Kings
2 Kings 2 Kgs 2 Kings
Lam. Lam Lamentations
Lev. Lv Leviticus
Mal. Mal Malachi
Mic. Mi Micah
Nah. Na Nahum
Neh. Neh Nehemiah
Num. Nm Numbers
Obad. Ob Obadiah
Prov. Prv Proverbs
Ps. (plural Pss.) Ps (plural Pss) Psalms
Ruth Ru Ruth
1 Sam. 1 Sm 1 Samuel
2 Sam. 2 Sm 2 Samuel
Song of Sol. Sg Song of Solomon (Song of Songs)
Zech. Zec Zechariah
Zeph. Zep Zephaniah

Apocrypha (Apoc.)

Traditional: Shorter Full Name:
Bar. Bar Baruch
Bel and Dragon ---- Bel and the Dragon
Ecclus. Sir Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
1 Esd. ---- 1 Esdras
2 Esd. ---- 2 Esdras
Jth. Jdt Judith
1 Macc. 1 Mc 1 Maccabees
2 Macc. 2 Mc 2 Maccabees
Pr. of Man. ---- Prayer of Manasses (Manasseh)
Song of Three Children ---- Song of the Three Holy Children
Sus. ---- Susanna
Tob. Tb Tobit
Wisd. of Sol. Ws Wisdom of Solomon
---- ---- Additions to Esther (Rest of Esther)
     

New Testament (NT)

Traditional: Shorter Full Name:
Acts ---- Acts of the Apostles
Apoc. ---- Apocalypse (Revelation)
Col. Col Colossians
1 Cor. 1 Cor 1 Corinthians
2 Cor. 2 Cor 2 Corinthians
Eph. Eph Ephesians                                               
Gal. Gal Galatians
Heb. Heb Hebrews
James Jas James
John Jn John (Gospel)
1 John 1 Jn 1 John (Epistle)
2 John 2 Jn 2 John (Epistle)
3 John 3 Jn 3 John (Epistle)
Jude ---- Jude
Luke Lk Luke
Mark Mk Mark
Matt. Mt Matthew
1 Pet. 1 Pt 1 Peter
2 pet. 2 Pt 2 Peter
Philem. Phlm Philemon
Phil. Phil Philippians
Rev. Rv Revelation (Apocalypse)
Rom. Rom Romans
1 Thess. 1 Thes 1 Thessalonians
2 Thess. 2 Thes 2 Thessalonians
1 Tim. 1 Tm 1 Timothy
2 Tim. 2 Tm 2 Timothy
Titus Ti Titus
     

 1Information taken from A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed., 2013, section 24.6.1-4.


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