Common Resource Abbreviations

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The Absolute Basics

NT = New Testament
OT = Old Testament (often means “Off Topic” in forum contexts)

Bible Versions

AV = Authorized Version
ASV = American Standard Version
BHS = Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Hebrew Bible)
CEV = Contemporary English Version
ESV = English Standard Version
HCSB = Holman Christian Standard Bible
ISV = International Standard Version
LEB = Lexham English Bible
LHI = Lexham Hebrew-English Interlinear
NA27 = Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, 27th Edition
NAB = New American Bible
NAS/NASB/NASB95 = New American Standard (Bible) (1995 Update)
NCV = New Century Version
NET = New English Translation
NIrV = New International Reader’s Version
NIV = New International Version
NJB = New Jerusalem Bible
NKJV = New King James Version
NRSV = New Revised Standard Version
RSV = Revised Standard Version
TEV = Today’s English Version (also known as Good News Bible or Good News for Modern Man)
TNIV = Today’s New International Version
For more Bible version abbreviations, see Modern English Bible Translations (Wikipedia)

Bible Book Name Abbreviations understood by Logos

Ancient Versions

LXX = Septuagint (Greek Translation of the Hebrew Bible; from Roman numeral 70, after the 70 translators who did it)
MT = Masoretic Text

Morphologies

WIVU = Werkgroep Informatica, Vrije Universiteit Morphology
WTS = Westminster Theological Seminary

Commentaries

AYBC = Anchor Yale Bible Commentary
BCBC = Believers Church Bible Commentary
BECNT = Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
BKC = The Bible Knowledge Commentary
EBC = Expositor’s Bible Commentary
FOTL = Forms of Old Testament Literature
ICC = International Critical Commentary
ITC = International Theological Commentary
K&D = Keil & Delitzsch
NAC = New American Commentary
NIBC = New International Biblical Commentary (series) or New International Bible Commentary (one volume)
NICNT = New International Commentary on the New Testament
NICOT = New International Commentary on the Old Testament
NIGTC = New International Greek Testament Commentary
NIVAC = NIV Application Commentary
PNTC = Pillar New Testament Commentary
TNTC = Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
TOTC = Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries
WBC = Word Biblical Commentary
ZIBBC = Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

Reference Resources

ABD/AYBD = Anchor Bible Dictionary (now called Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary)
AFAT = Andersen-Forbes Analyzed Text
ANET = Ancient Near Eastern Texts
ANLEX = Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament
BAGD = Older edition of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (after the authors: Bauer, Arndt, Gingrich & Danker)
BDAG = A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Third Edition (after the authors: Bauer, Danker, Arndt & Gingrich)
BDB = Brown-Driver-Briggs (Hebrew-English Lexicon)
CHALOT = Concise Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament
DBL = Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains
EDNT = Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament
ESL = Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon
HALOT = Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (unabridged)
HDNT = Lexham High Definition New Testament
ISBE = International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NIDNTT = New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology
NIDOTTE = New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis
TDNT = Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
TLNT = Theological Lexicon of the New Testament
TLOT = Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament
TWOT = Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament
VONT = Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
ZEB = Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible

Publishers

IVP = InterVarsity Press
JPS = Jewish Publication Society
UBS = United Bible Societies

Other Common Abbreviations

RCL = Revised Common Lectionary
TVM = Tense, Voice, Mood



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