(a) The Bible,

Translations and Versions:

 

S. No

Name of the Book

Abbreviations

1.

Authorized/ King James Version.

AV=KJV

2.

The Christian Community Bible. Manila: Divine Word Publ., 1988.

CCB

.3

Contemporary English Version. NY: American Bible Society, 1995.

CEV

4

Easy-to-Read Version. Texas: World Bible Trans. Center, Inc Fort Worth, 2000.

Easy-to-Read Version

5

Good News Bible  [Today’s Eng Version]. NY: American Bible Society, 1982.

GNB/TEV

6

Good News Bible(Revised Edn.) Minto: The Bible Society in Australia Inc, NSW 2566, 1994.

GNB Rvd. Edn.

7

Greek New Testament.

Greek.NT

8

The Holy Scriptures Heb. & English(Hebrew OT with Eng. Tr.). Middlesex: The Society for Distributing Heb. Scriptures, nd.

Heb.OT

9

The Living B. Illinois: Tyndale House Publrs., 1976.

LB

10

The Torah, The Masoretic Text. Jewish Publication. Society of America.

MT

11

New American B., Catholic Bibl. Association, 1991.

NAB

12

The New American Standard Bible. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1977.

NASB

13

The New English Bible. Oxford: Univ. Press,  1985.

NEB

14

New International Version. London, 1984.

NIV

15

The New Jerusalem Bible, Standard Edition. Bombay: St. Pauls, 1993.

NJeruB

16

The New King James Version. The Gideons International,1985.

NKJV

17

New Living Translation: Award Bible. Ed./Tr. A Huge Team of Tr. Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Wheaton, 1996.

NLTr.

18

The New Oxford Annotated Bible, with Apocrypha. Ed Bruce M. Metzger, R. E. Murphy. NY: Oxford Univ Press, 1989.

NOAB

19

New Revd. Stand. Ver., Cath. Ed.for India, 1993.

NRSVC

20

New WorldTranslation of the Scriptures. NY: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 1984.

NWT

21

The NT, Standard Edn. Tr. Conor Murphy. Limuru. Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa,  1995.

NTSEd

22

The OT books of poetry 26 trans. Ed. Curtis Vaughan. Michigan: Zondervan B Publi-shers, Grand Rapids, 1981.

OTPoetry

26Tr

23

The Tr. from Peshitta(The Authorized B. of the Church of the East), 1957.

Peshitta

24

The Reader’s Digest Bible. London; The Reader’s Digest Association Ltd, 1995.

RDB

25

Revd Berkeley Version. Gideon International, 1974.

RBV

26

Revd. Standard Version. UK: The B.F.B.S., 1974.

RSV

 

 

(b) Commentaries of the Bible

 

Sr.No.

Name of the Book, Author, Publisher, etc.

Abbre-viation

1

An American Com. on the NT. Ed. Alvah Hovey. Phila-delphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1886.

American NTC

2

William Barclay. The Daily Study B. Bangalore: TPI,1995.

Barclay  NTC

3

William MacDonald. Believers B C, (NT). Kansas: A & O Press, PO Box 8550, Wichita, 1989.

Believers Bible Com.

4

The B. Knowledge Com. Ed. John F. Walvoord, Roy B. Zuck. Illinois: Victor Books, Wheaton, 1986.

Bible Knowledge Com.

5

Broadman B. Com. Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1971.

Broadman B. Com.

6

The Collegeville BC (OT). Gen. Ed. Dianne Bergant. Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, 1992.

Collegeville Bible Com.

7

A Commentary on the Holy Bible. Ed. J. R. Dummelow. The Macmillan Co., 1956.

Dumme-low Com. On Bible

8

The Expositor’s Bible(25 Vols). Ed. W. Robertson Nicoll. NY: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 3 & 5 West 18th Street, 1903.

Exposi-tor’s Bible Com.

9

John Fawcett, D.D. The Devotional Family Bible. London: Baldwin, New Bridge Str., 1811.

Fawcett, F. Bible Com.

10

James Comper Gray and George M. Adams. Bible Com. Michigan: Zondervan Pblg. House, Grand Rapids, na.

Gray & Adams Bible Com.

11

The Pentateuch and Haftorahs. Ed. Dr. J. H. Hertz. London: Soncino Press, 1979.

Hertz, J.H. Bible Com.

12

The International Bible Commentary. Ed. William R. Farmer et al. Bangalore: TPI, 2004.

International Bible Com.

13

Rev. S. R. Driver. The International Critical Com. (a Critical  & Exegetical C. on Deu.). Edinburgh: T. & T. Clarke, 1895.

International

Critical Com.

14

The Interpreter’s Bible. Ed. George Arthur Buttrick. NY: Abingdon Cokisbury Press, Nashville, 1952.

Interpreter’s Bible Com.

15

Dr. I. W. Slotki. Isaiah, London & Bournemouth: The Soncino Press, 1949.

Isaiah-Slotki

16

The Jerome Biblical Com. Ed. Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland E. Murphy. Bangalore: TPI, 1987.

Jerome Bible Com.

17

Ronald A. Knox. The Holy Bible Tr. From Latin Vulgate. London: Burns & Oates, Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1957.

Knox Vulgate

18

Ronald A. Knox. A NT Commentary for Eng.  Readers. London: Burns Oates  & Washbourne Ltd, 1955.

Knox NTC

19

The Learning Bible: Contemporary English Version. NY: American Bible Society, 2000.

Learning Bible

20

Matthew Henry. A Commentary on the Holy Bible. London: Ward, Lock & Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C.

Matt-Henry Com. On holy Bible

21

W. Gunther Plaut, Bernard J. Bamberger.The Torah, A Modern Com. NY: Union of American Heb Congregations, 1981.

Mod.Torah Com.

22

Nelson Study Bible. Ed Earl D Radmacher. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub, 1997.

Nelson Study Bible

23

The New Bible Com. Ed. by F. Davidson etc. Michigan: W M. B. Eerdmans Publg. Co., Grand Rapids, 1953.

New Bible Com.

24

D. Guthrie, J. A. Motyer, etc. The New Bible Commentary Revised Edn. London: Inter-Versity Press, 1972.

New Bible com. (Rvd)

25

A New Catholic Com. on Holy Scripture. Ed. Rev. Reginald C. Fuller. Surrey:Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1981.

New Catholic Com.

26

A New Commentary on Holy Scripture. Ed. Charles Gore, H. L. Goudge, Alf. Guillaume. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1928.

New Com. on

Holy Scriptures

27

New Jerome Bible Com. Ed. Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland E. Murphy. Bangalore: TPI, 1994.

New Jerome Bible Com.

28

The NIV Study Bible. Ed. Kenneth Barker etc. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing. House, 1995.

NIV Study Bible

29

The Open Bible(Expanded Edn). Ed na. NY: Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1985.

Open Bible

30

Peake’s Commentary on the Bible. Ed, Matthew Black, H. H. Rowley. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1967.

Peake’s Com.On  Bible

31

Pocket Bibl Com. William Neil. HarperSanFrancisco, 1975.

Pocket Bible Com.

32

The Pulpit Commentary. Ed. Rev. HDM Spence DD, Dean of Gloucester & Rev. Joseph S. Excell. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1897.

Pulpit Bible Com.

33

Thomas Scott, Rector of the Aston Sanford, Bucks. Scott’s Bible. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1857.

Scott’s Bible Com.

34

Seventh-day Adventist Bible Com. Ed. Francis D. Nichol. Hagerstown: Review & Herald Pblg Association, 1978.

7thDay Adventist Bible Com.

35

A Jewish Com. ‘The Soncino Chumash’. Ed. The Rev. Dr. A. Cohen. Surrey: The Soncino Press, Hindhead,1950.

Soncino Chu-mash

36

Dr. Frank Charles Thompson. Thompson Chain Ref Bible (5th Ed.). Bangalore: The Bible Society of India, 1988.

Thompson Bible

37

LawrenceO. Richard. Victor B Background Com. (NT). Colorado, 80918, USA: Victor Books/SP Publ., Inc., 2003.

Victor Bible (NT) Background Com.

38

Marvin R. Vincent. Word Studies in NT. Michigan: WM. B. Eerdmans Pubg. Co, Grand Rapids, 1946.

Vincent’s NT

39

Warren W. Wiersbe. Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the NT. Colorado 80918, USA: SP Pubns., Inc., Cook Communications Ministries, 2003. 

Wiersbe’s NT Expo Outlines

40

The Wycliffe Bible Com.Ed. Charles F. Pfieffer (OT), Everett F. Harri-son (NT). Chicago: Moody Press, 1983.

Wycliffe Bible Com.

 

 

 (c) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias,

Concordances and Atlases

 

Sr.No

Name, Author, Editor, Publisher, Year, etc.

Abbreviation

1

Advanced Learner’s Encycl. Dic. Ed. Jonathan Crowther. Oxford Univ. Press, 1994.

AdvLrnrOxf Dic.

2

The Enc. AmericanaInternational Edn. (in 30 Vols.). Connecticut: Grolier Incorporated, Danbury, 1987.

Americana

3

Arabic-English Dictionary.Maan Zulfu  Madina. NY: Pocket Books, 1973.

Ar-Eng-Dic. Zulfu

4

Encyclopaedia Biblica. Ed. Rev. T.K. Cheyne. London: Watts & Co. 1899.

Biblica

5

Encyclopaedia Britannica(15th Edn.). Chicago: the Univ of Chicago, 1988.

Britannica

6

The Chambers Dic. Ed. Catherine Schwarz. Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap Pub. Ltd., 1995.

Chambers Dic

7

Chambers Essential English Dictionary. 1998.

ChambEssDic

8

F. L. Cross. The Oxf. Dic. of the Christian Church. London: Oxf Univ Press, 1974.

Christian ChurchDic

9

Colliers Enc. (24 Vols.). NY, 1995.

Colliers Enc

10

Rev. James L. Dow. Collins Gem Dic. of Bible. London & Glasgow: Collins, 1974

ColnGem Dic. of Bible

11

Easton’s 1897 B. Dic in “Power Bible”CD. ROM Version.

Easton’s B.Dic.

12

Harper’s B. Dic. Ed. Paul J. Achtemeier. Bangalore: Theological Publications in India, 1994.

Harper’s Bible Dic.

13

A Dic. of the Bible. Ed. James Hastings. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1904.

HastingsDic.of Bible

14

Dic. of B. Ed. James Hastings, Rvd. Edn. By Frederick C. Grant & H. H. Rowley. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1963.

HastingsRvd Dic. of Bible

15

Holman Concise Topical Concordance. Tennessee, USA: Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, 1998.

Holman Concise Topical Concord

16

Holman Topical Concordance. Philadelphia, USA: A. J. Holman Co., 1973.

Holman Topical Conc.

17

The Illustrated Bible Dic. Ed. J. D. Douglas, Rvn. Ed. N. Hillyer. Inter-Versity Press, 1980.

Illustrated BD

18

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, OR USA: Books For The Ages, AGES Software, Versioin 1.0 ©1997

 

19

The Interpreter’s Dic. of Bible. (5 Vol). Ed. George Arthur Buttrick. NY: Abington Press, Nashville, 1962.

Interpreter’s Dic. of Bible

20

The Enc. of Islām(New Edn.). Ed. E. Van Donzel, B. Lewis, C. E. Bosworth. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1978.

Enc of Islām

 New Edn

21

The Jewish Enc. Mng. Ed. Dr Isidore Singer. NY: KTAV Pub House, Inc.,1901.

JewishEnc

22

Enc. Judaica-CD-ROM-Ed. Version 1.0, Copyright 1997. Judaica Multimedia (Israel) Ltd.

JudaicaEnc

23

The Lion Handbook to the Bible. Ed. David & Pat Alexander. Herts, England: Lion Publishing plc, 1986

Lion Handbook to Bible

24

Longman Dic. of Eng. Language & Culture. Essex: Longman Group UK Ltd, 1992

Longman Dic. EngLngCultr

25

Master Study Bible, NAS, Enc, Concordance, a Harmony of the Gospels, etc. Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 1977.

Master Study Bible

26

J L McKenzie’s Dic. of B, London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1984.

McKenzie DB

27

A Dic. of Modern Written Arabic. Ed. J. Milton Cowan. London: Macdonald & Evans Ltd, 1980.

ModW.ArbDic

28

New Bible Dic. (II Ed.). N. Hillyer (Revision Edn.). Leicestor: Inter-Varsity Press, Eng., 1986.

New Bible Dic.

29

The New Shorter Oxford English Dic., 1993

New Shorter

30

The New Standard Enc & World AtlasWith an Introduction by The Rev. C.A. Alington, D.D., Hm of Eton. Prepared under the general editorship of J. M. Parrish, M.A. (Oxon), John R. Crossland, F.R.G.S., & A. W. Holland, managing ed. of the Enc. Britannica (13th Edn); with the specialist assistance of George Somerville, MD, DPM.; John S. Linnell, B.A. (Oxon); K. M. Gadd, M.A. (Oxon & London); C. H. Knowles, B.Sc. (London); the Rev. Eric Dixon, M.C., B.A., B.D. (Lond.); E. S. Roberts, B.A., and over 40 experts, learned societies and institutions. Odhams Press Ltd, London, W. C. 2, 1932.

 

New Standard Enc

31

The New World Dic.-Concordance to the New American Bib. Manila. Philippines: Daughters of St Paul, 1994.

N.W.Dic.-Conc

NAB

32

John R. Kohlenberger III. NIV Compact Conc. Manila, Philippines: OMF Literature Inc. PO Box 2217, 2002.

NIV Compact Concordance

33

J. D. Douglas & Merrill C. Tenney. NIV Compact Dic. of the Bible Michigan: The Zondervan Corp., Grand Rapids, 1989.

NIV Compact Dic. of Bible

34

 Oxf. Dic.& Thesaurus. Melbourne: Oxf. Univ. Press, 1997.

Oxf. Dic.& Thes.

35

Pictorial Biblical Enc. Ed. Gaalyahu Cornfeld. NY: Macmillan Co., 1964.

Pictorial Bib Enc

36

The Enc. of Religion. NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1987.

Religion Enc

37

Roget’s II The New Thesaurus. Ed. Fernando de Mello Vianna. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1980.

Roget’s II Thesaurus

38

The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dic. (Rvd Edn by R. H. Woolsley). Ed. Don F. Neufeld, Washington DC. Hagerstown: Review & Herald Publishing Association, 1978.

7th Day Bible Dic.

39

H.A.R. Gibb, J. H. Kramer. Concise Enc. of Islam. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc. 2001.

Concise Enc. of Islam

40

W. Smith. A Dic. of Bible (Revd. Ed. F.N., M.A. Peloubet). Michigan: Regency Ref. Lib. Grand Rapids, 1984.

Smith’s

Dic. of Bible

41

The Standard Jewish Enc. Ed. Dr. Cecil Roth. London: W. H. Allen, 1959.

Standard Jewish Enc.

42

James Strong. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.  Michigan: Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, 1984.

Strongs

Conc.

43

James Strong. A Concise Dic. of the Words in The Hebrew Bible. NY, Cincinnati: The Methodist Book Concern, 1890.

Strongs

Heb B. Dic.

44

W. E. Vine, Merrill F. Unger, William White Jr. Vine’s  Complete Expository Dictionary of O & NT Words with Topical Index. Nashville, USA: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1996.

Vine’s Complete Expo. Dic. of O & NT Words

45

Webster’s Dic. of Eng. Usage. Ed. E. Ward Gilman. Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, 1989.

Webster Dic. of Eng. Usage

46

Webster’s New Dic. of Synonyms.Ed. Philip B. Grove. Massachusetts: G.&C. Merriam Co, Springfield, 1978.

Webster New Dic. of Syn.

47

Webster’s New World College Dic. 3rd Edn. Ed. Victoria Neufeldt. NY, USA: Macmillan, 1997.

WebsterN.W. CollegeDic.

48

Ah~mad bin F~aris. Mu’jam Maqayis al-Lughah. Beirut: Dar Ih~ya al-turath al-‘Arabi, 2001.

Maqa’is al-Lugha

49

IsmaIl ibn H~ammad al-Jawhari. Taj al-Lughat wa S~ih~ah~al-‘Arabiyyah. Beirut: Dar al-‘Ilm lil Malayin, 1984.

S~ih~ah~al- Jawhari

50

Al-Ustadh al-T~ahir Ah~mad al-zavi, Tartib al-Qamus al-Muh~it~‘ala T~ariqah al-Mis~bah~al- Munir, 1979.

Tartib al-Qamus

51

Mu’jam al-Wasit~. Beirut: Dar Ih~ya al-turath al-‘Arabi, 1972,

Mu’jam  al-Wasit~

52

Ibn Manz~~ur. Lisan al-‘Arab. Beirut: Dar S~adir, 1300 AH,

Lisan al-‘Arab

53

Mu’allim But~rus al-Bustani. Muh~it~al-Muh~it~. Beirut: Maktabah Lubnan  Nashirun, 1993

Muh~it al-Muh~it~

 

 

 (d) Miscellaneous

 

Sr No

Name of the Book, Author, Editor, Publisher, Year, etc.

Abbre-viation

1

Al-Imam Abi ‘Abd Alla$h Muhammad bin Isha$q al-Fa$kihi$, Akhba$r Makkah fi$Qadi$m al- Dahr wa Hadi$thihi’. Makkah: Maktabah al-Nahdat al-Hadi$thah, 1987.

Akhbār Makkah

2

Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān. Tr. of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhārī.  Riyādh: Dār al-Salām, S. A., PO Box 22743, 1997.

Al-Bukhārī

3

Hamīd al-Dīn Farāhī. al-Ra’y al-Sahīh fī man Huwa al-Dhabīh. Damascus: Dār al-Qalam, 1999.

Al-Dhabīh~?

4

George Sale, ‘The Preliminary discourse’ to the Alkoran of Mohammed. London: Frederick Warne & Co., na.

Al-KORAN, Tr. G. Sale

5

The Koran, Tr. N. J. Dawood, India: Penguin Books, 1994.

 N. J. Dāwūd

6

N. J. Dawood, Revised Dr. Zayid. The Quran, An Eng Trans. Beirut: Dar Al-Choura, 1980.

The Quran,  Daral-Choura

7

The QUR’ĀN.Tr. E. H. Palmer. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1988.

The QUR’ĀN Tr. Palmer

8

Geddes MacGregor. The Bible in the Making. London: John Murray, 1961.

Bible in the Making

9

Raymond E. Brown. An Introduction to the NT. Bangalore: Theological Pub in India (TPI), 2000.

Brown’s NT Introduction

10

The Cambridge History of the Bible. Ed. P. R. Ackroyd & C. F. Evans. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1970.

CambridgeHist Of Bible

11

Paul Johnson. A History of Christianity. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

History of Christianity

12

Rheme Perkins. NT Introduction. Bombay: St Paul Publications, Bandra, 1992.

Introduction NT

13

Werner H Schmidt. OT Introduction, Tr. by Matthew J. O’Connell, Bombay: St Paul Publications, Bandra, 1992.

Introduction OT

14

The Works of Flavius Josephus. Tr. by W. Whiston. Boston: D Lothrop & Co., na.

Josephus, Woks of

15

The Book of the Jubilees, in ‘The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the OT in Eng.’ Ed. R. H. Charles. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1968.

Jubilees,

Book of

16

A Lion Handbook: the World’s Religions. Ed. R. Pierce Beaver, etc. England: The Lion Publishing, Herts, 1984

Lion Handbook World’s Rlgns

17

Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, and Roland E. Murphy. The New Jerome Bible Handbook. Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, 1993.

New Jerome Bible Handbook

18

The NT Background. Ed. C. K. Barret. HarperSanFrancsco, 1995.

NT Background

19

Bruce M. Metzger. The Text of the NT. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1964.

NT Text

20

F. F. Bruce. Places Abraham Knew. London: Scrip-ture Union, City Road, ECIVZNJ, 1984.

Places Abra-ham Knew

21

Rev. Joseph Kudasiewicz. The Synoptic Gospels Today. Manila: T Pauls, Makati City, Philippines, 1996

Synoptic Gospels Today

22

Mawlana Amin Ahsan Islahi. Tadabbur-e-Qur’an. (Lahore: Faran Foundation, 1977), 5:485. (al-Qur’an 37:107)

Tadabbur-e-Qur’an

23

Ken Anderson. Where to Find It in the Bible. Nashville, USA: Thomas Nelson Publ, 1996.

Where to Find It in Bible

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