ANET Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. Edited by James B. Pritchard. 3rd ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969. art. article AT author’s translation b. born BCE before the Common Era (= before Christ) ca. circa, approximately CE Common Era (= AD) CEB Common English Bible, 2011 cf. confer, compare ch./chs. chapter/chapters d. died DtrH Deuteronomistic History: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings ed. edition/editor e.g. exempli gratia, for example emph. emphasis Eng. versification in most English translations esp. especially et al. et alia, and others etc. et cetera, and the rest HALOT Koehler, L., W. Baumgartner, and J. J. Stamm. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Translated and edited under the supervision of M. E. J. Richardson. 5 vols. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994-2000. Heb. Hebrew i.e. id est, that is KJV King James Version of the Bible lit. literally LXX Septuagint, ancient Greek translation of the OT ME The Mennonite Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. Edited by Cornelius J. Dyck and Dennis D. Martin. Scottdale, PA; Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1990. m. masculine MBCF 1999 Confession of Faith: Commentary and Pastoral Application. Winnipeg, MB: (Mennonite Brethren) Board of Faith and Life, and Kindred Productions, 2000. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/theology/confession_of_faith/detailed_version/. MCF 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1995, http://www.mcusa-archives.org/library/resolutions/1995/index.html. MT versification/readings in the Masoretic Text, the standard Hebrew version of the OT, preserved by Masoretes, a group of early medieval Jewish scribes n note, as in 168n13 (page 168, note 13) NASB New American Standard Bible, 1995 NIV New International Version of the Bible, 2011 NIV 1984 New International Version of the Bible, 1984 NJPS New Jewish Publication Society version of the Bible, 1999 NLT New Living Translation of the Bible NRSV New Revised Standard Version of the Bible NT New Testament OT Old Testament pl. plural 1QM Milḥamah, or War Scroll 1QSa Rule of the Congregation (1QS, Appendix a) rev. revised RSV Revised Standard Version of the Bible sg. singular TBC Text in Biblical Context, in the commentary TLC Text in the Life of the Church, in the commentary TNIV Today’s New International Version of the Bible v./vv. verse/verses WT Worship Together [hymnal]. Edited by Clarence Hiebert et al. Fresno, CA: Board of Faith and Life of the Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1995.
Pronunciation Guide for Certain Transliterated Hebrew Consonants ’ (not pronounced) ‘ (not pronounced) ḥ ch (Scottish loch) ṣ ts ś s š sh ṭ t