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Bible Translation Abbreviations


ASV
American Standard Version
HBFV
Holy Bible Faithful 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
YLT
Young's Literal Translation
HCSB
Holman Christian Standard
NIV
New International Version
 

Basic Rules for Bible Study

Kings of Ancient Israel and Judah

Location of Old Testament Events map

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       

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

Hebrew Calendar Years

The first day of the Hebrew Calendar civil year, used in the Bible, is Tishri 1 (also known as the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashana). Tishri 1 is determined each year based on Hebrew calendar rules. Hebrew year 5776 begins in 2015 on September 14th. Hebrew year 5777 begins in 2016 on October 3. In 2017, the civil year 5778 starts on September 21. For other years, please visit our FREE online Biblical calendar program.

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