Bible Study Quick Reference Guide

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Bible Translation Abbreviations

American
Standard Version
ASV
Holy Bible
Faithful Version
HBFV
New Jerusalem Bible
NJB
 
Amplified Bible
AMP
King James Version
KJV
New King
James Version
NKJV
 
Bible in
Modern English
BME
Living Bible
TLB
New Living Translation
NLT
 
Contemporary
English Version
CEV
Moffatt New Translation
MNT
New Revised
Standard Version
NRSV
 
English Standard Version
ESV
New American
NAB
Revised
Standard Version
RSV
 
The Good
News Bible
GNB
New American Standard
NASB
Young's
Literal Translation
YLT
 
Holman
Christian Standard
HCSB
New
International Version
NIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comparison of
Bible Translations
 
 
What are the basic
rules of study?
 
 
Kings of Ancient
Israel and Judah
 
 
Map showing
location of Old
Testament Events
 
 
Map showing important events in early church
 
 
How did we
get the Bible?
 
 
 
Common Study Abbreviations
A. D. = Latin "Anno Domini."
Used to designate years
AFTER the birth of Jesus.
 
B. C. = Before Christ.
Used to designate years
BEFORE the birth of Jesus.
 
B.C.E. = Before Common Era
(means the same as B.C.)
ca. / circa = around
 
c. = before a date, about
 
C. E. = Common Era
(means the same as A.D.)
e.g. = for example
 
ib. or ibid. = from the source
cited in the last footnote.
 
i.e. = that is; specifically
 
Letters of the
Hebrew Alphabet
Aleph א
 
Tethט
 
Ayinע
Beth ב Yodי Peפ
Gimel ג Kaphכ Tsaddiצ
Daleth ד Lamedל Kophק
He ה Memמ Reshר
Vau ו Nunנ Shinש
Zayin ז Samechס Tauת
Cheth ח       

Hebrew Letters with a Variation*

Final Kaphך
 
Final Memם
 
Final Nunן
 
Final Peף
 
Final Tsaddiץ
* These are not unique Hebrew letters per se but rather variations of existing letters. These variations are used when the letter in question (Kaph, Mem, Nun, Pe or Tsaddi) is at the end of a word.
 
Names of the
Biblical Hebrew Months
Abib (Nisan), Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Ab, Elul, Tishri, Heshvan, Kislev, Tebeth, Shebat, Adar
 
Hebrew Calendar
Sacred Years
The first day of the new Biblical Hebrew Calendar sacred year
is Tishri 1 (also known as Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashana)
Roman Calendar
Date of Tishri 1 *
Biblical Calendar
Sacred Year
September 5th, 2013
Year 5774 begins
September 25th, 2014
Year 5775 begins
September 14th, 2015
Year 5776 begins
* Tishri 1 is determined each year
based on Hebrew calendar rules.
 
Additional Study Materials
Are there ERRORS
in the King James Translation?
WHY does there seem to
be so many Bibles?
 
What is the most accurate
translation of God's word?
 
What are God's
annual Feast Days?
What are the major differences
between translations?
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
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