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Common Abbreviations for Books of the Bible -- Chicago

Citing the Bible using Chicago

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

Chicago provides a list of Traditional and Shorter abbreviations for the books of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament¹. A list of abbreviations for Versions and sections of the Bible is also included. Click below to see the list of abbreviations for each section of the Bible:


¹Information taken from The Chicago Manual of Style: the Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 16th ed., 2010, section 10.45 - 10.51, pp. 510-514.