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The Old and New Testament

While there are several abbreviations for the books of the Bible in use across Bible Study products, Concord has chosen to accept the following abbreviations:

  • common to previous versions of Concord
  • common to the Bible Lesson
  • common to how Bible books are abbreviated in Mary Baker Eddy's books
  • common to the Society of Biblical Literature, Handbook of Style, 2nd Edition

Besides using the full name of the book, the abbreviations in the table below can be used followed by the number of the chapter to go to the beginning of the chapter or followed by the chapter and verse number to go to a specific verse in the text blade.


Note: you may use any of the abbreviations below regardless of capitalization.

Books
Variation 1
Variation 2
Variation 3
Variation 4
Variation 5
Variation 6
Variation 7
Variation 8
Variation 9
Variation 10
Variation 11
Variation 12
Old Testament











GenesisGenGen.









ExodusExEx.ExoExo.ExodExod.





LeviticusLevLev.









NumbersNumNum.









DeuteronomyDeuDeu.DeutDeut.







JoshuaJosJos.JoshJosh.







JudgesJudgJudg.JDGJDG.







RuthRTHRTH.









I SamuelI SamI Sam.1 Sam1 Sam.







II SamuelII SamII Sam.2 Sam2 Sam.







I KingsI KinI Kin.1 Kin1 Kin.I kgsI kgs.1 kgs1 kgs.



II KingsII KinII Kin.2 Kin2 Kin.II kgsII kgs.2 kgs2 kgs.



I ChroniclesI ChrI Chr.1 Chr1 Chr.I ChronI Chron.1 Chron1 Chron.



II ChroniclesII ChrII Chr.2 Chr2 Chr.II ChronII Chron.2 Chron2 Chron.



EzraEzrEzr.









NehemiahNehNeh.









EstherEstEst.EsthEsth.







JobJob










PsalmsPsPs.PsaPsa.PsalPsal.PsalmPsalm.psmpsm.pss

pss.

ProverbsProPro.ProvProv.







EcclesiastesEcclEccl.ECLECL.







Song of SolomonSongSong.SSSS.







IsaiahIsIs.IsaIsa.







JeremiahJerJer.









LamentationsLamLam.









EzekielEzekEzek.EZKEZK.







DanielDanDan.









HoseaHosHos.









JoelJolJol.









AmosAmoAmo.









ObadiahObOb.ObaOba.ObadObad.





JonahJNAJNA.









MicahMicMic.









NahumNahNah.









HabakkukHabHab.









ZephaniahZephZeph.ZPHZPH.







HaggaiHagHag.









ZechariahZechZech.ZCHZCH.







MalachiMalMal.






















New Testament











MatthewMatMat.MattMatt.







MarkMRKMRK.









LukeLukLuk.









JohnJHNJHN.









The ActsActACt.ActsActs.







Epistle to the RomansRomRom.









I CorinthiansI CorI Cor.1 Cor1 Cor.







II CorinthiansI CorII Cor.2 Cor2 Cor.







GalatiansGalGal.









EphesiansEphEph.









PhilippiansPhilPhil.PHLPHL.







ColossiansColCol.









I ThessaloniansI ThI Th.1 Th1 Th.I ThessI Thess.1 Thess1 Thess.I THSI THS.1 THS1 THS.
II ThessaloniansII ThII Th.2 Th2 Th.II ThessII Thess.2 Thess2 Thess.II THSII THS.2 THS2 THS.
I TimothyI TimI Tim.1 Tim1 Tim.







II TimothyII TimII Tim.2 Tim2 Tim.







TitusTitTit.









PhilemonPhilemPhilem.









To the HebrewsHebHeb.









The Epistle of JamesJasJas.









I PeterI PetI Pet.1 Pet1 Pet.







II PeterII PetII Pet2 Pet2 Pet







I JohnI JHNI JHN.1 JHN1 JHN.First John






II JohnII JHNIII JHN.2 JHN2 JHN.Second John






III JohnIII JHNIII JHN.3 JHN3 JHN.Third John






JudeJudJud.









RevelationRevRev.