Bible Abbreviations

 

 

Bible Abbreviations in Old Testament

Genesis – Gen Exodus – Ex
Leviticus – Lev Numbers – Num
Deuteronomy – Deut Joshua – Josh
Judges – Judg Ruth – Ruth
1 Samuel – 1 Sam 2 Samuel – 2 Sam
1 Kings – 1 Kings 2 Kings – 2 Kings
1 Chronicles – 1 Chr 2 Chronicles – 2 Chr
Ezra – Ezra Nehemiah – Neh
Tobit – Tob Judith – Jdt
Esther – Esth 1 Maccabees – 1 Macc
2 Maccabees – 2 Macc Job – Job
Psalms – Ps Proverbs – Prov
Ecclesiastes – Ecc1 Song of Solomon – Song
Canticles – Cant Wisdom – Wis
Sirach – Sir Isaiah – Isa
Jeremiah – Jer Lamentations – Lam
Baruch – Bar Ezekial – Ezek
Daniel – Dan Hosea – Hos
Joel – Joel Amos – Am
Jonah – Jon Micah – Mic
Nahum – Nah Habakkuk – Hab
Zephaniah – Zeph Haggai – Hag
Zechariah – Zech Malachi – Mal

 

 


Bible Abbreviations in New Testament

Matthew – Mt Mark – Mk
Luke – Lk John – Jn
Acts of the Apostles – Acts Romans – Rom
1 Corinthians – 1 Cor 2 Corinthians – 2 Cor
Galatians – Gal Ephesians – Eph
Philippians – Phil Colossians – Col
1 Thessalonians – 1 Thess 2 Thessalonians – 2 Thess
1 Timothy – 1 Tim 2 Timothy – 2 Tim
Titus – Titus Philemon – Philemon
Hebrews – Heb James – Jas
1 Peter – 1 Pet 2 Peter – 2 Pet
1 John – 1 Jn 2 John – 2 Jn
3 John – 3 Jn Jude – Jude
Revelation – Rev Apocalypse – Apoc

 

 

Note: Abbreviations are not standardized. This list is based on Catechism of the Catholic Church. New York: Doubleday, 1994, 826.