Bible Book Abbreviations


OLD TESTAMENT

Genesis – Gen.
Exodus – Ex.
Leviticus – Lev.
Numbers – Num.
Deuterononmy – Dt.
Joshua – Js.
Judges – Jd.
Ruth – Ru.
1 Samuel – 1 Sam.
2 Samuel – 2 Sam.
1 Kings – 1 Kgs.
2 Kings – 2 Kgs.
1 Chronicles – 1 Chr. 
2 Chronicles – 2 Chr.
Ezra – Ez.
Nehemiah – Neh.
Esther – Es.
Job – Jb.
Psalms – Ps.
Proverbs – Pr. 
Ecclesiastes – Ec.
Song of Solomon – Song
Isaiah – Is.
Jeremiah – Jer.
Lamentations – Lam.
Ezekiel – Ezk.
Daniel – Dan.
Hosea – Ho.
Joel – Jl.
Amos – Am.
Obadiah – Ob.
Jonah – Jo.
Micah – Mi.
Nahum – Na.
Habakkuk – Hab.
Zephaniah – Zep.
Haggai – Hag.
Zechariah – Zec.
Malachi – Mal.

 

NEW TESTAMENT
Matthew – Mt.
Mark – Mk.
Luke – Lk.
John – Jn.
Acts – Ac.
Romans – Ro.
1 Corinthians – 1 Cor.
2 Corinthians – 2 Cor.
Galatians – Gal.
Ephesians – Eph.
Philippians – Ph.
Colossians – Col.
1 Thessalonians – 1 Th.
2 Thessalonians – 2 Th. 
1 Timothy – 1 Tim.
2 Timothy – 2 Tim.
Titus – Ti.
Philemon – Phm.
Hebrews – Heb.
James – Ja.
1 Peter – 1 Pt.
2 Peter – 2 Pt.
1 John – 1 Jn.
2 John – 2 Jn.
3 John – 3 Jn.
Jude – Ju.
Revelation – Rev.  

 

RULE FOR DRB BOOKS:

You may use this DRB in-house list of abbreviations for books of the Bible, or another standard list. However, please make sure that your abbreviations are consistent throughout your book, whatever abbreviation standard you use.