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Book Name Abbreviations

Bible Version Abbreviations

Non-Biblical Database Abbreviations

Brother or Companion Texts

 


Book Name Abbreviations

 

These abbreviations, or their user-defined aliases, must be used to specify references to look up.  The abbreviations are usually just the book's first three letters. The only exceptions outside the Apocrypha are "JDG" for Judges and "PHM" for Philemon.

 

To define your own aliases for these abbreviations, see the Options Window Book Names tab.

 

Pentateuch

GEN

EXO

LEV

NUM

DEU

Historical

& Poetic

JOS

1KI

NEH ECC

JDG

2KI

EST

SOL

RUT

1CH

JOB

1SA

2CH

PSA

2SA

EZR

PRO

 

Prophets

ISA

HOS

MIC

ZEC

JER

JOE

NAH

MAL

LAM

AMO

HAB

EZE

OBA

ZEP

DAN

JON

HAG

Gospels

MAT

MAR

LUK

JOH

ACT

Paul

ROM

PHI

2TI

1CO

COL

TIT

2CO

1TH

PHM

GAL

2TH

EPH

1TI

Apostles

HEB

2JO

JAM

3JO

1PE

JUD

2PE

REV

1JO

 

Apocrypha

1ES

3MA

PSS

PRA

JDT

4MA

BAR

PRM

TOB

ODE

EPJ

PSX

1MA

WIS

SUS

4ES

2MA

SIP

SIR

BEL

LAO

ESG

JSA

JDA

TBS

SUT

DAT

BET

DNG

 

 

Apocryphal Books in More Detail

BibleWorks Versions (versions in parentheses are included under a different book name)

1ES

1 Esdras in the LXX – a paraphrase of 2 Chr. 35-36; Ezra; Neh. 8; with an original story

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUL, VULM, KJA, LXA, NRS, RSV, RSO

ESG

Greek Esther (LXX additions to Est. 1:1; 3:13; 4:17; 5:1-2; 8:12; and 10:3)

KJA, NRS, W78, W95, F76, BFC, TOB, LUT, BCI, BNP, SOO (LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, NOV, DRA, LXA, LXE, NAB, NABO, NJB, FBJ, EIN, HRD, BTP, CRO, SSV, RSO, CAB)

JDT

Judith

                                                               

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, RSV, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

TOB

Tobit

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, RSV, QBE, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

1MA

1 Maccabees

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, RSV, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

2MA

2 Maccabees

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, RSV, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

3MA

3 Maccabees

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, LXA, NRS, RSV, RSO, OPG, OPM, OPE

4MA

4 Maccabees

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, LXA, NRS, RSV, OPG, OPM, OPE, OTP

ODE

Odes – Biblical canticles most of which form part of the morning office in the Byzantine rite

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM

WIS

Wisdom of Solomon

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, RSV, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

SIP

Prologue to Sirach

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, KJA, LXA, NRS, FBJ, HRD, BCI, BNP, PER, SSV, RSO, SOO (VUC, NOV, NJB, BFC, CAB)

SIR

Wisdom of Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, QBE, RSV, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

PSS

Psalms of Solomon – 18 first century B.C. Greek psalms relating to capture of Jerusalem by Romans

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, LXE, OPG, OPM, OPE, OTP

BAR

Baruch

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, KJA, LXA, NAB, NABO, NJB, NRS, RSV, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, PER, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO, SOO

EPJ

Epistle of Jeremiah (= Chapter 6 of Baruch)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, KJA, LXA, NRS, RSV, QBE, BFC, TOB, BCI, BNP, PER, RSO, SOO (VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, NAB, NABO, NJB, W78, W95, FBJ, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, CAB, F76, BTP, SSV, CRO)

SUS

Susanna (an addition to the Book of Daniel)

(= Daniel Greek chapter 13)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, KJA, LXA, NRS, RSV, LUT, SSV, SOO (VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, NAB, NABO, NJB, W78, W95, BFC, TOB, EIN, HRD, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, F76, BTP, CRO, RSO)

BEL

Bel and the Dragon (an addition to the Book of Daniel) (= Daniel Greek chapter 14)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, KJA, LXA, NRS, RSV, SSV, SOO (VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, NAB, NABO, NJB, W78, W95, BFC, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, IEP, BCI, CAB, BNP, F76, BTP, CRO, RSO)

PRA

Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Jews (an addition to the Book of Daniel) (included in Daniel Greek chapter 3)

KJA, LXA, NRS, RSV, F76, SOO (LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, VUC, VUL, VULM, NOV, DRA, NAB, NABO, NJB, LXE v. 1, W78, W95, BFC, FBJ, TOB, EIN, HRD, LUT, BCI, CAB, BTP, SSV, CRO, RSO)

PRM

Prayer of Manasseh – 2nd Century B.C. – 1st Century A.D. prayer attributed to Manasseh, son of righteous Hezekiah, but the wickedest king in Judah (2Kgs 21:1-8; 2Ch 33:1-20) (= Odes 12)

VUL, VULM, KJA, LXA, NRS, RSV, W78, LUT, F76, RSO, OPG, OPM, OPE (LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM)

PSX

Psalm 151 – psalm originally in Hebrew, perhaps as early as 3rd Century B.C. (included in BibleWorks LXX as Psa 151)

VUL, VULM, NRS, RSV (LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM, LXA, LXE, TOB, RSO)

4ES

4 Esdras – a Latin apocalyptic pseudepigraph

VUL, VULM, KJA, NRS, RSV, RSO, OPG, OPM, OPE

LAO

Epistle to the Laodiceans – Vulgate – of unknown date, purportedly written by Paul, but clearly a plagiarization of Philippians and other Pauline letters – contained only in the Latin Vulgate

VUL, VULM, JAM, HON

JSA

Joshua (A)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM,

JDA

Judges (A)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM,

TBS

Tobit (S)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM,

DNG

Daniel (Greek)

TOB, BFC, BCI, W78, W95

SUT

Susanna (TH)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM,

DAT

Daniel (TH)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM,

BET

Bel and the Dragon (TH)

LXT, BLM, BGT, BGM,

 

The following is a list of aliases for BibleWorks book name abbreviations.  See the Book Names section of the Options window for details on how to add to or change these aliases.

 

Internal Name

Name used i
n Browse Window

Name used
in Exported
Verse Lists

Alias 1

Alias 2

Gen

Genesis

Gen.

Gen

Genesis

Exo

Exodus

Exod.

Exo

Exodus

Lev

Leviticus

Lev.

Lev

Leviticus

Num

Numbers

Num.

Num

Numbers

Deu

Deuteronomy

Deut.

Deu

Deuteronomy

Jos

Joshua

Jos.

Jos

Joshua

Jdg

Judges

Jdg.

Jdg

Judges

Rut

Ruth

Ruth

Rut

Ruth

1Sa

1 Samuel

1 Sam.

1Sa

1Samuel

2Sa

2 Samuel

2 Sam.

2Sa

2Samuel

1Ki

1 Kings

1 Ki.

1Ki

1Kings

2Ki

2 Kings

2 Ki.

2Ki

2Kings

1Ch

1 Chronicles

1 Chr.

1Ch

1Chronicles

2Ch

2 Chronicles

2 Chr.

2Ch

2 Chronicles

Ezr

Ezra

Ezr.

Ezr

Ezra

Neh

Nehemiah

Neh.

Neh

Nehemiah

Est

Esther

Est.

Est

Esther

Job

Job

Job

Job

Job

Psa

Psalm

Ps.

Psa

Psalm

Pro

Proverbs

Prov.

Pro

Proverbs

Ecc

Ecclesiastes

Eccl.

Ecc

Ecclesiastes

Sol

Song of Solomon

Cant.

Sol

Song

Isa

Isaiah

Isa.

Isa

Isaiah

Jer

Jeremiah

Jer.

Jer

Jeremiah

Lam

Lamentations

Lam.

Lam

Lamentations

Eze

Ezekiel

Ezek.

Eze

Ezekiel

Dan

Daniel

Dan.

Dan

Daniel

Hos

Hosea

Hos.

Hos

Hosea

Joe

Joel

Joel

Joe

Joel

Amo

Amos

Amos

Amo

Amos

Oba

Obadiah

Obad.

Oba

Obadiah

Jon

Jonah

Jon.

Jon

Jonah

Mic

Micah

Mic.

Mic

Micah

Nah

Nahum

Nah.

Nah

Nahum

Hab

Habakkuk

Hab.

Hab

Habakkuk

Zep

Zephaniah

Zeph.

Zep

Zephaniah

Hag

Haggai

Hag.

Hag

Haggai

Zec

Zechariah

Zech.

Zec

Zechariah

Mal

Malachi

Mal.

Mal

Malachi

Mat

Matthew

Matt.

Mat

Matthew

Mar

Mark

Mk.

Mar

Mark

Luk

Luke

Lk.

Luk

Luke

Joh

John

Jn.

Joh

John

Act

Acts

Acts

Act

Acts

Rom

Romans

Rom.

Rom

Romans

1Co

1 Corinthians

1 Co.

1Co

1Corinthians

2Co

2 Corinthians

2 Co.

2Co

2Corinthians

Gal

Galatians

Gal.

Gal

Galatians

Eph

Ephesians

Eph.

Eph

Ephesians

Phi

Philippians

Phil.

Phi

Philippians

Col

Colossians

Col.

Col

Colossians

1Th

1 Thessalonians

1 Thess.

1Th

1Thessalonians

2Th

2 Thessalonians

2 Thess.

2Th

2Thessalonians

1Ti

1 Timothy

1 Tim.

1Ti

1Timothy

2Ti

2 Timothy

2 Tim.

2Ti

2Timothy

Tit

Titus

Tit.

Tit

Titus

Phm

Philemon

Phlm.

Phm

Philemon

Heb

Hebrews

Heb.

Heb

Hebrews

Jam

James

Jas.

Jam

James

1Pe

1 Peter

1 Pet.

1Pe

1Peter

2Pe

2 Peter

2 Pet.

2Pe

2Peter

1Jo

1 John

1 Jn.

1Jo

1John

2Jo

2 John

2 Jn.

2Jo

2John

3Jo

3 John

3 Jn.

3Jo

3John

Jud

Jude

Jude

Jud

Jude

Rev

Revelation

Rev.

Rev

Revelation

1Es

1 Esdras

1 Es.

1Es

1Esdras

Jdt

Judith

Jdt.

Jdt

Judith

Tob

Tobit

Tob.

Tob

Tobit

1Ma

1 Maccabees

1 Ma.

1Ma

1Maccabees

2Ma

2 Maccabees

2 Ma.

2Ma

2Maccabees

3Ma

3 Maccabees

3 Ma.

3Ma

3Maccabees

4Ma

4 Maccabees

4 ma.

4Ma

4Maccabees

Ode

Odes

Odes

Ode

Odes

Wis

Wisdom

Wis.

Wis

Wisdom

Sir

Sirach

Sir.

Sir

Sirach

Sip

Sip

Sip

Sip

Sip

Pss

Psalms of Solomon

Ps. Sol.

Pss

 

Bar

Baruch

Bar.

Bar

Baruch

Epj

Epistle of Jeremiah

Ep. Jer.

Epj

 

Sus

Susanna

Sus.

Sus

Susanna

Bel

Bel

Bel.

Bel

Bel

Pra

Prayer of Azariah

Pr. Az.

Pra

Azariah

Dng

Daniel (Greek)

Dng

Dng

Dng

Prm

Prayer of Manasseh

Pr. Man.

Prm

Manasseh

Psx

Psalm(151)

Psx.

Psx

 

Lao

Laodiceans

Lao.

Lao

Laodiceans

4Es

4 Esdras

4 Es.

4Es

4Esdras

Esg

Esther (Greek)

Esg.

Esg

 

Jsa

Joshua (A)

Jsa.

Jsa

 

Jda

Judges (A)

Jda.

Jda

 

Tbs

Tobit (S)

Tbs.

Tbs

 

Sut

Susanna (TH)

Sut.

Sut

 

Dat

Daniel (TH)

Dat.

Dat

 

Bet

Bel (TH)

Bet.

Bet

 

WCF

WCF

WCF

WCF

 

WLC

WLC

WLC

WLC

 

WSC

WSC

WSC

WSC

 

 

APF - Book name Abbreviations for the Apostolic Fathers

1Cl

1 Clement

HMD

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 4

2Cl

2 Clement

HME

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 5

Brn

Epistle of Barnabas

HMF

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 6

Dio

The Epistle to Diognetus

HMG

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 7

IEp

Ignatius to the Ephesians

HMH

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 8

IMg

Ignatius to the Magnesians

HMI

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 9

ITr

Ignatius to the Trallians

HMJ

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 10

IRo

Ignatius to the Romans

HMK

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 11

IPh

Ignatius to the Philadelphians

HML

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 12

ISm

Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans

HSA

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 1

IPo

Ignatius to Polycarp

HSB

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 2

Pol

Polycarp to the Philippians

HSC

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 3

MPo

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

HSD

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 4

Did

The Didache

HSE

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 5

HV1

The Shepherd of Hermas Visions 1

HSF

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 6

HV2

The Shepherd of Hermas Visions 2

HSG

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 7

 HV3

The Shepherd of Hermas Visions 3

HSH

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 8

HV4

The Shepherd of Hermas Visions 4

HSI

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 9

HV5

The Shepherd of Hermas Visions 5

HSJ

The Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 10

HMA

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 1

 

 

HMB

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 2

 

 

HMC

The Shepherd of Hermas Mandates 3

 

 

 

OPE / OPG / OPM Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Abbreviations
1EN 1 Enoch
2BA 2 Baruch
3BA 3 Baruch
3MA 3 Maccabees
4BA 4 Baruch
4ES 4 Esdras
4MA 4 Maccabees
  The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
12R The Testament of Reuben
12S The Testament of Simeon
12L The Testament of Levi
12J The Testament of Judah
12I The Testament of Issachar
12Z The Testament of Zebulun
12D The Testament of Dan
12N The Testament of Naphtali
12G The Testament of Gad
12A The Testament of Asher
12O The Testament of Joseph
12B The Testament of Benjamin
AEA Apocalypse of Elijah A
AEB Apocalypse of Elijah B
AEJ Aristeas the Exegete
APE Apocryphon of Ezekiel
APF Apocalyptic Fragment
APM Apocalypse of Moses (Life of Adam and Eve)
APR Apocalypse of Ezra
APS Apocalypse of Sedrach
APZ Apocalypse of Zephaniah
ARB Fragments of Aristobulus
ARI The Letter of Aristeas
ART Fragments of Artapanus
CLE Cleodemus Malcus
DMT Demetrius the Chronographer
ELD Eldad and Modad
ETR Ezekiel the Tragedian, Exagoge
EUP Eupolemus Concerning Moses
EX1 Exorcism Fragment A
EX2 Exorcism Fragment B
HEC Pseudo-Hecateus
HIJ History of Joseph
JA1 Penitence of Jannes and Jambres A
JA2 Penitence of Jannes and Jambres B
JAA Joseph and Aseneth
JUB The Book of Jubilees
LIV Lives of the Prophets
MRI The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah A
MRB The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah B
ODS Odes of Solomon 11
ORD Ordinances of Levi
ORP Orphica
PEU Pseudo-Eupolemus
PHL Philo the Epic Poet
PHO Pseudo-Phocylides
PJA Prayer of Jacob
PJO Prayer of Joseph
PLV Prayer of Levi
PRM Prayer of Manasseh
PRP Prophetic Fragment
PSS Psalms of Solomon
REC History of the Rechabites
RIL The Rich Man and the Precious Stone
SBP The Sibylline Oracles Prologue
SIB The Sibylline Oracles
TA1 The Testament of Abraham A
TA2 The Testament of Abraham B
TA3 The Testament of Adam A
TA4 The Testament of Adam B
THE Theodotus
TJO The Testament of Job
TMO The Testament of Moses
TS1 The Testament of Solomon A
TS2 The Testament of Solomon B
TS3 The Testament of Solomon C
TS4 The Testament of Solomon D
ZEF Zechariah Fragment

 

ROD Mishnah Abbreviations
Avo Avodah Zarah
Abo Avot
Bba Bava Batra
Bme Bava Metzia
Bqa Bava Qamma
Bes Betzah
Eru Eruvin
Edu Eduyyot
Hai Hagigah
Hor Horayot
Mak Makkot
Meg Megillah
Moq Moed Qatan
Pes Pesahim
Rab Derech Eretz Rabba (additional text)
Ros Rosh HaShanah
San Sanhedrin
Sab Shabbat
Sem Semahot (additional text)
Seq Sheqalim
Seu Shevuot
Suk Sukkah
Tan Taanit
Yom Yoma
Zut Derech Eretz Zuta (additional text)

 

PHI / PHM / PHE Philo Abbreviations
Opi On the Creation (De opificio mundi)
Leg Allegorical Interpretation (Legum allegoriae I, II & III)
Che On Cherubim (De Cherubim)
Sac On the Sacrifices of Abel and Cain (De sacrificiis Abelis et Caini)
Pot The Worse attacks the Better (Quod deterius Potiori insidiari soleat)
Pos On the Posterity and Exile of Cain (De posteritate Caini)
Gig On the Giants (De gigantibus)
Imm On the Unchangeableness of God (Quod Deus sit immutabilis)
Agr On Husbandry (De agricultura)
Pla On Noah’s Work as a Planter (De plantatione)
Ebr On Drunkenness (De ebrietate)
Sob On Sobriety (De Sobrietate)
Lin On the Confusion of Tongues (De confusione linguarum)
Mig On the Migration of Abraham (De migratione Abrahami)
Her Who is Heir of Divine Things (Quis rerum divinarum heres sit)
Cng On the Preliminary Studies (De congressu eruditionis gratia)
Fug On Flight and Finding (De fuga et inventione)
Mut On the Change of Names (De mutatione nominum)
Som On Dreams (De somniis I & II)
Abr On Abraham (De Abrahamo)
Ios On Joseph (De Iosepho)
Mos On Moses (De vita Moysis I & II)
Dec Decalogue (De Decalogo)
Spe On the Special Laws (De specialibus legibus I-IV)
Vir On the Virtues (De virtutibus)
Pep On Rewards and Punishments (De praemiis et poenis, De exsecrationibus)
Prb Every Good Man is Free (Quod omnis probus liber sit)
Cnt On the Contemplative Life (De vita contemplativa)
Aet On the Eternity of the World (De aeternitate mundi)
Fla Flaccus (In Flaccum)
Gai Embassy to Gaius (Legatio ad Gaium)
Hyp Hypothetica (Apologia pro Iudaeis)
Prv On Providence (De Providentia I & II)
Qge Questions and Answers on Genesis - Petit (Quastiones et solutiones in Genesim I-IV)
Qgi Questions and Answers on Genesis - Paramelle (Quaestiones et solutiones in Genesim)
Qgp Questions and Answers on Genesis - Unidentified Fragments, Petit (Quaestiones et solutiones in Genesim incertae sedis fragmenta)
Qex Questions and Answers on Exodus (Quaestiones et solutiones in Exodum I-II)
Qei Questions and Answers on Exodus - Unidentified Fragments, Petit (Quaestiones et solutiones in Exodum incertae sedis fragmenta)

 

JAM NT Apocrypha Abbreviations
PrJ Protevangelion, or Book of James
J02 Gospel of Thomas Greek A
J03 Gospel of Thomas Greek B
J04 Gospel of Thomas Latin
GOP Gospel of Peter
GNi Gospel of Nicodemus, or the Acts of Pilate
J22 Story of Joseph of Arimathaea
J29 Greek Narrative
J30 Assumption Latin Narrative of Pseudo-Melito
J31 Assumption Narrative by Joseph of Arimathaea
J36 Acts of Peter, Vercelli Acts
J38 Acts of Andrew, Prison Discourses
J43 Acts of Andrew and Matthias
J44 Acts of Peter and Andrew
J45 Martyrdom of Matthew
Lao Epistle to the Laodiceans
J49 Epistle of the Apostles

 

HON NT Apopcrypha  Abbreviations
Mry Gospel of the Birth of Mary
PrJ Protevangelion, or Book of James
Inf First Infancy Gospel
IGT Infancy Gospel of Thomas
Abg Christ and Abgarus
GNi Gospel of Nicodemus, or the Acts of Pilate
Apc The Apostles' Creed
Lao Epistle to the Laodiceans
PSe Paul and Seneca
PTh Paul and Thecla
1Cl First Clement
2Cl Second Clement
Brn The Epistle of Barnabas
IEp Ignatius to the Ephesians
IMg Ignatius to the Magnesians
ITr Ignatius to the Trallians
IRo Ignatius to the Romans
IPh Ignatius to the Philadelphians
ISm Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans
IPo Ignatius to Polycarp
Pol Polycarp to the Philippians
HVs Visions of Hermas
HCo Commands of Hermas
HSm Similitudes of Hermas
LHP Letters of Herod and Pilate
GOP Gospel of Peter

 


Bible Version Abbreviations

 

When you enter version-related commands in BibleWorks, or choose versions from list boxes, you must use the BibleWorks abbreviation for the version. The following is a list of the Bible versions that ship with BibleWorks 9 and their abbreviations.

 

English

ASV

American Standard Version (1901)

BBE

The Bible in Basic English (1949/64)

 CSB   Holman Christian Standard Bible
 CEB   Common English Bible
 CJB   Complete Jewish Bible

DBY

The Darby Bible (1884/1890)

DRA

The Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition

  ERV   English Revised Version (1885)

ESV

The English Standard Version (2007)

ETH

The Etheridge NT English Peshitta (1849)

GNV

Geneva (1599)

 GWN   God's Word to the Nations Translation

JPS

Jewish Publication Society OT (1917)

KJA

King James (1611) Apocrypha

KJG

King James Version with Geneva Notes

  KJV   King James (1611/1769) with Codes

LXA

LXX English Translation with Apocrypha (Brenton)

LXE

LXX English Translation (Brenton)

LEW

The Lewis NT English Peshitta (1896)

MGI

The Magiera NT English Peshitta (2006)

MIT

MacDonald Idiomatic Translation

MRD

The Murdock NT English Peshitta (1851)

NAB

The New American Bible

NAS

New American Standard Bible (1977) with Codes

NAU

New American Standard Bible (1995) with Codes

NET

The Net Bible

NIB

New International Version (BR)

NIrV

New International Readers Version

NIV

New International Version (1984) (US)

NJB

The New Jerusalem Bible

NKJ

New King James Version (1982)

NLT

New Living Translation

NOR

The Norton NT English Peshitta (1851)

NRS

New Revised Standard Version (1989)

PNT

Bishops' New Testament (1595)

QBE

Dead Sea Scrolls Bible Biblical text

RSV

Revised Standard Version (1952)

RWB

Revised Webster Update (1995) with Codes

TNIV

Today's New International Version

TNK

Jewish Publication Society Tanakh (1985)

TNT

Tyndale New Testament (1534)

WEB

The Webster Bible (1833)

YLT

Young's Literal Translation (1862/1898)

Aramaic

PES

Peshitta

PEM

Peshitta Morphology (Add on module)

TAM

Targumim (Aramaic OT) (Morphology) (see below)

TAR

Targumim (Aramaic OT) (Text) (see below)

PEH

Peshitta (with Hebrew letters)

PHA

Peshitta (with Hebrew letters, vowel points and accents)

Hebrew

BHT

BHT Transliterated Hebrew OT (2001)

HNT

Salkinson-Ginsburg Hebrew NT

JDP

Hebrew Accent Extensions to WTM

WTM

Westminster Hebrew OT Morphology

WTT

Leningrad Codex Hebrew Old Testament

Greek

 BGM

BibleWorks LXX/BNT Morphology

 BGT

BibleWorks Greek LXX/BNT

 BLM

BibleWorks LXX Morphology

 BNM

BibleWorks NT Morphology

 BNT

BibleWorks NT (NA27)

 BYM

Robinson-Pierpont Morphology

 BYZ

Robinson-Pierpont Majority Text 1995

 GNM

AGNT2 Friberg GNT Morphology

 GNT

Friberg NT (UBS3/4)

  GOC  Greek orthodox Church NT

 LXT

LXX Septuaginta Rahlfs'

   MET   Metaglottisis Modern Greek NT
   M-01A
   M-01B
   M-01C
   M-01D
   Sinaiticus Greek New Testament
  Morphoology versions has -M appended

 M-02A
 M-02B
 M-02C

Alexandrinus Greek New Testament

 M-03A
 M-03B
 M-03C
 M-03D

Vaticanus Greek New Testament

 M-05A
 M-05B
 M-05C

Bezae Greek New Testament

 M-012A
 M-012B
 M-012C

Boernerianus Greek New Testament

 M-032A
 M-032B

Washingtonianus Greek New Testament

 M-1141A
 M-1141B
 M-1141C

GA1141 Greek New Testament

 MGK

Modern Greek Bible

 MGK

Modern Greek Bible

 SCM

Scrivener 1894 NT Morphology

 SCR

Scrivener 1894 NT

 STE

Stephanus (Robert Etienne's) 1550 NT

 STM

Stephanus 1550 Morphology

 TIS

Tischendorf NT 8th Edition

 TIM

Tischendorf NT 8th Edition Morphology

TBT

Trinitarian Bible Society Greek NT

TBM

Trinitarian Bible Society Greek NT Morphology

   VST   von Soden Greek New Testament
   WHO   Westcott and Hort NT

 WHM

Westcott and Wort Morphology

Latin

NOV

Nova Vulgata

VUC

Bibbia Vulgata Clementina

VUL

Latin Vulgate

VULM

Vulgate with Morphology Notes

VUO

Online Bible Vulgate Mapped to KJV

German

EIN

Einheitsübersetzung (1980)

ELB

Revidierte Elberfelder (1993)

ELO

Unrevidierte Elberfelder (1905)

  HRD   German Herder Version (2005)

LUO

Luther Bibel (1912) with Codes

LUT

Revidierte Lutherbibel (1984)

  L45   Luther 1545 German Bible

MNT

MNT Münchener NT (1998) with Codes

  SCH   German Schlachter Version (1951)

SCL

German Schlachter Version (2000)

ZUR

Zurcher Bibel 2007, 2008

Dutch

LEI

Leidse Vertaling (1912/1994)

LUV

Lutherse Vertaling (1750/1933/1994)

NBG

The Netherlands Bible Society 1951

SVV

Statenvertaling (1637) with Codes

  W78 Willibrordvertaling modern Dutch translation (1978)
  W95 Willibrordvertaling modern Dutch translation (1995)

Spanish

 BNP   La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo (Alonso Translation)
 CAB   La Biblia - Castilian Bible Version

LBA

La Biblia de Las Americas (1986)

 NVI   La Santa Biblia, Nueva Versión Internacional
 NBH   Nueva Biblia de Los Hispanos
 PER   La Biblia del Pelegrini (Alonso Translation)

R60

Spanish Reina Valera Revised 1960

R95

Spanish Reina Valera Update 1995

RVA

Reina-Valera Actualizada (1989)

 RVG   Reina Valera Gomez Translation

SRV

Reina-Valera (1909)

 

Afrikaans

A83

Afrikaans 1983

AFR

Afrikaans Bible (1953)

Arabic

AVD

Arabic Bible

Chinese

 CU5   Chinese Bible (Big 5)
 CUS   Chinese Bible (Simplified)
 CNV5   Chinese New Version Bible (Big 5)
 CNVS   Chinese New Version Bible (Simplified)

French

BFC

French Bible en français courant 1997

CRL

Haitian Creole Bible

DRB

French Version Darby (1885)

FBJ

French Bible Jerusalem

LSG

French Louis Segond (1910) with Codes

NEG

Nouvelle Edition Geneve (Codes)(1979)

TOB

French Traduction Oecuménique de la Bible 1988

Cyrillic

CRV

Contemporary Russian Version

MAC

Macedonian Bible

RSO

Russian Synodal Orthodox Version

RST

Russian Synodal Text of the Bible with Codes

UKR

Ukrainian

Italian

IEP

NVB San Paolo Edizione (1995)

LND

La Nuova Diodati (1991)

NRV

La Sacra Biblia Nuova Riveduta (1994)

Korean

  KOR   Korean Bible

Danish

D31

De Hellige Skrifter 1931

WIE

Wierød Danish New Testament  (1992)

Finnish

F76

Finnish Bible 1776

FIN

Raamattu, 1933/1938 käännös

Hungarian

HUN

Károli (1993)

Indonesian

BIS

Bahasa Indonesia Sehari-hari

ITB

Terjemahan Baru

Lithuanian

LTB

Lithuanian Bible

Portuguese

ACF

Portuguese Corrigida Fiel, 1753/1995

ARA

Portuguese Almeida Revista e Atualizada 1993

ARC

Portuguese Almeida Revista e Corrigida 1969

BRP

Portuguese

 SBP   Modern language Translation

Vietnamese

VIE

Vietnamese

Albanian

ALB

Albanian (1994)

Catalan

BCI

Catalan BCI Version

Norwegian

 

N30

1930 Bokmål (1930)

N38

1938 Nynorsk (1938)

NBK

Norwegian Norsk Bibel Konkordant (1988)

NBN

Norsk Bibel Nynorsk (1994)

Polish

BGP

Polish Biblia Gdanska Bible (1632)

BUG

Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska

NP3

Nowe Przymierze

Czech 

B21

Czech Bible 21

BKR

Bible kralická (1613)

CEP

Ceský Ekumenický preklad (1985)

CSP

Český studijní překlad

KMS

Preklad KMS (1994)

NKB

Nová Bible kralická (1998)

SNC

Slovo na cestu (2000)

Bulgarian

 

BUL

Bulgarian Bible (1938)

 B40   Bulgarian Protestant Version (1940, 1995, 2005)
 TZA   Bulgarian Constantinople edition

Romanian

 

CNS

Cornilescu Romanian Bible

Slovak

 

SSV

Sväté Písmo (Slovak Version, 1995)

CRO

Croatian Bible

Swedish

 

 S00   Swedish Bible 2000
 S17   Swedish Bible (1917)
 S73   Swedish Carl XII 1873 ed.
 S82   Swedish Biblel 82

SFB

Svenska Folkbibeln 98

Swahili

 

  SWA  Swahili New Testament

Thai

 

  T71   Thai Bible (1971)
   TKJ   Thai Bible
  TSV   Thai Standard Version

Thai

 

   COS   Cosmades Turkish NT
   TUR   Turkish Bible (2002)

Japanese

 

   JAP   Japanese Shinkaiyaku Bible
  KOG   Japanese  Kogoyaku Version 

 

Targum Abbreviations

 

The Targum database is spread over several different versions as follows:

 

Text Morphology Content
TAR TAM Mostly Onkelos and Jonathan
PJT PJM PseudoJonathan
NMT NMM NeoMaginalia
FTT FTM FragTargums,TgSheniSuppEsther,TgTosefProphets,
CGT CGM Cairo Geniza
NFT NFM Neofiti

 

Note that three of the CAL files are combined into one version (FTT). There is no book overlap in these files so that just saves some versions. For more details on the Targum files see the Targum Codes chapter.

 

All of the files but Neofiti and PesudoJonathan have data from multiple manuscripts. For some verses therefore you will see two sets of verse data. They will be separated by a superscript number which corresponds to the content tag in the CAL files for that verse. People familiar with the CAL files will understand what is meant.

 

 


Non-Biblical Database Abbreviations

 

Certain BibleWorks databases are not Bible versions but can be searched in the same way:

 

Non-Biblical Texts

 

WCS

Westminster Confessional Standards

QSM / QST

Qumran Sectarian Texts

JOE / JOS / JOM / JOL

Works of Josephus  (English, Greek, Morphology, and Latin)

APE / APF / APL / APM

Apostolic Fathers (English, Greek, Latin, Morphology)

PHI / PHM

Works of Philo (Greek, Morphology)

TAR /TAM

Targumim (Aramaic, Morphology)

ROD

Rodkinson Mishnah (from the Babylonian Talmud)

OPE / OPG / OPM

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Evans)

OTP

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Charles)

HON

New Testament Apocrypha (Hone)

JAM

New Testament Apocrypha (James)

PST

Psalms Targum

 

WCS contains the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. It is broken up into the "books" WCS (Shorter Catechism), WLC (Larger Catechism), and WCF (Confession of Faith). It is accessed like any of the Bible Versions except that the WCS and WLC do not have verse numbers (e.g. WCS 1 and WLC 4 but WCF 2.1).

 

The Abridged Liddell-Scott Lexicon has a number of entries that end with a triple asterisk (***). The triple asterisk indicates that the entry is not in the Abridged Lexicon, but has been added by BibleWorks. The additions were made to insure that databases like Josephus, Philo, the Apostolic Fathers, and so on, all have entries in the lexicon.

 


Brother or Companion Texts

 

Note that the Greek and Hebrew Morphology Databases come in matched pairs. For example the GNM is the morphological database for the GNT (UBS 4th Greek New Testament) and the BNM is the morphological database for the BNT (NA 27th Greek New Testament). The matched pairs are:

 

APM/APF - Apostolic Fathers and BibleWorks Morphology

BNM/BNT - NA27 Greek New Testament and BibleWorks Morphology

GNM/GNT - UBS4 Greek New Testament and Friberg Morphology

BGM/BGT - Combined BLM/LXT and BNM/BNT

BLM/LXT - BibleWorks LXX Text and Morphology

SCM/SCR - Scrivener's Greek New Testament and Morphology

TIM/TIS - Tischendorf''s Greek New Testament and Morphology

BYM/BYZ - Robinson-Pierpont Greek New Testament Text and Morphology
WHO/WHM - This contains the Morphology for the Westcott-Hort GNT

STM/STE - Stephanus Greek New Testament Text and Morphology

VST - von Soden Greek New Testament Text (no morphology yet)

WTM/WTT - Hebrew Old Testament and Morphology
JOM/JOS - Works of Josephus
PHM/PHI - Works of Philo
TAM/TAR - Targumim (also see the Targum table above)

OPG/OPM - Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Greek text

 

For display and alignment purposes the WTT, WTM, and BHT are all considered companion databases.