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Common Abbreviations for Books of the Bible -- MLA

Citing the Bible using MLA

Citing the Bible in your paper? Need to abbreviate a book of the Bible?

MLA provides a list of abbreviations for the books of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament (OT), Selected Apocrypha, and New Testament¹. Click below to see the list of abbreviations for each section of the Bible:


¹Information taken from MLA Handbook, 8th ed., 2016, section 1.6.4.