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Bible Translation Abbreviations


ASV
American Standard Version
ISV
International Standard Version
NJB
New Jerusalem Bible
AMP
Amplified Bible
KJV
King James Version
NKJV
New King James Version
BME
Bible in Modern English
TLB
Living Bible
NLT
New Living Translation
CEV
Contemporary English Version
MNT
Moffatt New Translation
NRSV
New Revised Standard Version
ESV
English Standard Version
NAB
New American
RSV
Revised Standard Version
GNB
The Good News Bible
NASB
New American Standard
TEV
Today's English Version
HBFV
Holy Bible Faithful Version
NCV
New Century Version
YLT
Young's Literal Translation
HCSB
Holman Christian Standard
NIV
New International Version
 

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Tools Abbreviations


Barnes
Albert Barnes Notes on the Bible
Fausset
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
JFB
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Commentary
BDB
Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon
Gill
John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
K & D
Keil and Delitzsch Commentary
Clarke
Adam Clarke's Commentary
Henry
Matthew Henry's Commentary
Nave
Nave's Topical Bible
Easton
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hitchcock
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Strong
Strong's Concordance
EBC
Expositor's Bible Commentary
ISBE
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Thayer
Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon

Common Generic 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.)

c. = before a date, about; ca. / circa = around;

C. E. = Common Era (means the same as A.D.)

e.g. = for example; i.e. = that is; specifically

ib. or ibid. = from the source cited in the last footnote.

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       

Certain Hebrew letters have variations. They are not new letters per se, but are used when the letter in question (Kaph, Mem, Nun, Pe or Tsaddi) is at the end of a word. These variations are: Final Kaph ך, Final Mem ם, Final Nun ן, Final Pe ף and Final Tsaddi ץ.

Names of the Biblical Hebrew Months

Abib (Nisan), Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Ab, Elul, Tishri, Heshvan, Kislev, Tebeth, Shebat, Adar

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