abbreviationsI’m going to start following the convention of many academic journals and start abbreviating many more word. Less wear and tear on these old fingers and quicker reading for the readers.

NT = New Testament

OT = Old Testament

LXX = Septuagint

Bible books generally abbreviated with first three letters and no period.

Phi = Philippians, not Philemon.

Phm = Philemon

Numbered books will be in the format 1Co = 1 Corinthians. (No Roman numerals).

This will also keep me from having to edit cut-and-paste Bible passages from software, where these abbreviations have become fairly standard.

If this proves to make reading more difficult, let me know, but I figure most people now see these abbreviations so often that spelling the words out has become more of a hindrance than help — and anything that shortens my writing has to be good. Right?

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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  1. Just so you dont lapse into teener IM/Texting jargon! LOL.

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