For Bible Study Nerds

For Bible Study Nerds

Works Cited

Every source used as reference in the column, For Bible Study Nerds™ with Mike Nappa, has been assigned a three-letter abbreviation and is listed here in alphabetical order (by abbreviation). Source page numbers for specific blog entries are listed on the appropriate blog post.

Please note that this is a “working list”—meaning this list will change as new bibliographic sources are added or deleted in the column.

ABC    The Abingdon Bible Commentary edited by Frederick Carl Eiselen (Nashville, TN: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1929).

ANT    Archaeology and the New Testament by John McRay (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1991).

ARF    Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day by Philip Matyszak (London, UK: Thames and Hudson, 2007).

ASB    NIV Archaeological Study Bible edited by Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Dr. Duane A. Garrett, and Joan Davis Wanner, editors (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005).

BAB    The Bible Answer Book by James Stuart Bell and Sam O’Neal (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2010).

BAH   The Bible Answer Handbook by Larry Richards (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 1997, 2012).

BAL    The Bible Almanac edited by J.I. Packer, Merrill C. Tenney, William White, Jr. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1980).

BBC    The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig S. Keener (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993).

BEC    The Bible Exposition Commentary, New Testament Volume 1 by Warren W. Wiersbe (Colorado Springs, CO: Victor Books, 2001).

BKB    The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke edited by Craig A. Evans (Colorado Springs, CO: Victor Books, 2003).

BKC    The Bible Knowledge Commentary: New Testament edited by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1983).

CBC    The Classic Bible Commentary edited by Owen Collins (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1999).

CGB    The Complete Guide to the Bible by Stephen M. Miller (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2007).

CWD   The Complete Word Study Dictionary edited by Spiro Zodhiates (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1992, 1993).

CWS   The Complete Word Study New Testament edited by Spiro Zodhiates (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1991).

DBI     Dictionary of Biblical Imagery edited by by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III (Downers Grover, IL: IVP Academic, 1998).

DLJ     Daily Life at the Time of Jesus by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh (Herzlia, Israel: Palphot Ltd., 2007).

EBD    Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties by Gleason L. Archer, Jr. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1982).

EDB    The Expository Dictionary of Bible Words by Lawrence O. Richards (Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1985).

EHB    Eerdmans’ Handbook to the Bible edited by David Alexander and Pat Alexander (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1973).

EOR    The Emperors of Rome by David Potter (New York: Metro Books, 2007).

ESB     The ESV Study Bible edited by Lane T. Dennis and Wayne Grudem (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008).

FOD    Fodor’s Israel edited by Linda Cabasin (New York: Fodor’s Travel/Random House, 2014).

GNM   The Good News According to Matthew by Eduard Schweizer, translated by David E. Green (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1975).

HBD   Harper’s Bible Dictionary edited by Paul J. Achtemeier (San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row Publishers, 1985).

IB7      The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume VII: General Articles on the New Testament; Matthew; Mark edited by George Arthur Buttrick, et. al. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1951).

IBC     The International Bible Commentary edited by F.F. Bruce (Grand Rapids, MI: Marshall Pickering/Zondervan, 1979).

ILJ       The Illustrated Life of Jesus by Herschel Hobbs (Nashville, TN: Holman Reference, 2000).

ISJ       In the Steps of Jesus by Peter Walker (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006).

JHT     Jesus and His Times edited by Kaari Ward (Pleasantville, NY: The Reader’s Digest Association Inc., 1987).

JOB     The Jesus of the Bible by Stephen M. Miller (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2009).

LAL    The Lion and the Lamb by Andreas J. Kostenberger, L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2012).

LGB    The Literary Guide to the Bible edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987).

MAT   Matthew by Craig A. Evans (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

NMC   The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times by Ralph Gower (Chicago: Moody Press, 1987).

NNI     Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary edited by Earl Radmacher, Ronald B. Allen, and H. Wayne House (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999).

NTE    The New Testament Explorer by Mark Bailey and Tom Constable (Nashville, TN: Word Publishing, 1999).

RBD    The Revell Bible Dictionary, Deluxe Color Edition edited by Lawrence O. Richards (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1990).

SBW   The Study Bible for Women  edited by Dr. Dorothy Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Kelley (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2014).

SOM   The Sermon on the Mount by R.T. Kendall (Minneapolis, MN: Chosen Books, 2011).

TEF     That’s Easy for You to Say by W. Murray Severance (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Reference, 1997).

TTW    The Theological Wordbook by Don Campbell, Wendell Johnston, John Walvoord, and John Witmer (Nashville, TN: Word Publishing, 2000).

WBH   Willmington’s Bible Handbook by Harold L. Willmington (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1997).

WOB   The World of the Bible by John Drane (Oxford, UK: Lion Hudson, 2009).

WWA Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible by Stephen M. Miller (Urichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2004).

WWB Who’s Who in the Bible by Joan Comay and Ronald Browning (New York: Bonanza Books, 1980).

WWW             Who Was Who in the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999).

ZB1     Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Volume 1: Matthew, Mark, Luke edited by Clinton E. Arnold (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002).

ZP2     The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2: D-G edited by Merrill C. Tenney (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975, 1976).

ZP3     The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3: H-L edited by Merrill C. Tenney (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975, 1976).

ZP4     The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4: M-P edited by Merrill C. Tenney (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975, 1976).



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