Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Supplements to the SBLHS abbreviations

I'm a copy editor, among other things, and I have three basic tools that I carry with me everywhere: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, and SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd edition.
I suppose I could break down and get electronic versions of the first two—they're available. But, I like being able to page through them, leave them open on my desk, make notes, etc. Besides, Internet isn't always available here. We're just one cable cut away from no access to the outside world. Even the cell phone towers are dependent on a landline. So, hard copy is essential.
But I also depend heavily on the Internet for references. So, in that spirit, I'm putting up this page of supplements to the SBLHS2 list of abbreviations; I've been keeping a file since the new version came out. I'll add to it as I find them. Feel free to assist by adding comments.
By the way, Danny Zacharias has made an electronic supplement available for purchase. His serves a different purpose than mine. Mine is just a list of abbreviations not found in SBLHS2—nothing more.
As I add items, I will put the date added in square brackets after the item in the format [mm/dd/yy] (yes, I use the U.S. system of dating). That way you can easily find new ones.
So, here's the list as it stands today, March 17, 2015 (Last updated December 3, 2016):
Addendum to SBLHS2 abbreviations
ABG Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte [5/29/15]
AJEC Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
ALH Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics [2/20/16]
ANCL Ante-Nicene Christian Library
ANETS Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies [10/7/16]
AnTard Antiquité tardive
ANYAS Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences [7/18/15]
APB Acta Patristica et Byzantina [1221/15]
ASCP Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology [10/24/15]
AST Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science, Series IV: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory [1/9/16] (say that one real fast 3 times!)
ATM Altes Testament und Moderne [5/22/15]
ATSAT Arbeiten zu Text und Sprache im Alten Testament [10/7/16]
AUMSR Andrews University Monograph Studies in Religion [12/13/15]
AuOrSup Aula orientalis Supplementa [12/13/15]
BA La Bible d’Alexandrie [12/20/15]
BAe Bibliotheca Aegyptiaca [6/8/15]
BARIS British Archaeological Reports International Series [6/8/15]
BCAW Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World [10/20/15]
BCCT Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition [6/11/16]
BCLL Bibliothèque des Cahiers de Linguistique de Louvain [12/19/15]
BCLSB Bulletin de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques de l'Académie Royale de Belgique [7/4/16]
BCOTWP Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms [12/3/16]
BEStud Brown Egyptological Studies [6/8/15]
BH Book History [12/30/15]
BHL Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics [11/8/15]
BHRef Bibliotheca Humanistica & Reformatorica 7/3/16]
BIAAOP Occasional Publications of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara [12/15/15]
BICS Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies [10/24/15]
BiE Biblische Enzyklopädie [10/7/16]
BJL Belgian Journal of Linguistics [2/20/16]
BLG Biblical Languages: Greek [10/12/15]
BM Beth Mikra [12/12/15]
BMRP British Museum Research Publication
BRSS Berkeley Religious Studies Series [6/12/16]
BSalmD Bibliotheca Salmanticensis Dissertationes [12/25/15]
BTCB Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible [12/3/16]
BThSt Biblisch-Theologische Studien [5/31/15]
BTL Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics [1/9/16]
CahTD Cahiers du Groupe François-Thureau Dangin [12/13/15]
CALS Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series [5/10/15]
CBSC Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges [12/3/16]
CCS Cambridge Classical Studies [3/7/16]
CCSA Corpus Christianorum, Series Apocryphorum
CJL Canadian Journal of Linguistics [10/22/15]
CQS Companion to the Qumran Scrolls [7/18/15]
CFHB.SB Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae. Series Berolinensis [3/21/15]
CGLC Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics [1/28/16]
CJA Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity [7/18/15]
CLR Cognitive Linguistics Research [1/9/16]
CQS Companion to the Qumran Scrolls [7/10/15]
CRRAI Compte Rendu de la Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale [12/13/15]
CrStHB Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible [1/30/16] (confirmed by SBL, 1/30/16)
CSL Cambridge Studies in Linguistics [10/20/15]
CSSH Comparative Studies in Society and History: an International Quarterly [6/7/15]
CTL Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics [10/20/15]
CurSL Current Studies in Linguistics [10/25/15]
DCLY Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook
DBSJ Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal [2/20/16]
EALT Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [11/7/15]
ECDSS Eerdmans Commentaries on the Dead Sea Scrolls [6/13/15]
EHMF Early Hebrew Manuscripts in Facsimile [6/22/16]
ELL English Language and Linguistics [1/9/16]
EstNT Estudios de Nuevo Testamento [2/20/16]
FFC Folklore Fellows Communications [12/30/15]
FGLG Forschungen zur griechischen und lateinischen Grammatik [10/22/15]
FilNeot Filología Neotestamentaria [10/5/15]
FL Foundations of Language [12/5/15]
FontC Fontes Christiani [3/21/15]
GDNE Gorgias Dissertations: Near East Series [3/20/16]
GHand Gorgias Handbooks [6/21/16]
Glotta Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache [10/24/15]
GSAT Giornale della Società asiatica italiana [3/24/15]
GTJ Grace Theological Journal [1/23/16]
HAW Handbuch der altertumswissenschaft [10/22/15]
HBIS History of Biblical Interpretation Series [5/10/15]
HBM Hebrew Bible Monographs [5/2/15]
HBV Hebrew Bible and its Versions [12/25/15]
HerBS Herders biblische Studien [3/20/16] (HBS is already taken)
HO Hieratic Ostraca. Jaroslav Černý and Alan H. Gardiner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1957. [5/9/15]
HPBM Hieratic Papyri in the British Museum [5/9/15]
HSCL Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature [12/30/15]
HSK Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft/Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science [11/8/15]
HUBP Hebrew University Bible Project [6/22/16]
HumLov Humanistica Lovaniensia [8/4/16]
IBT Interpreting Biblical Texts [5/9/15]
IE Interface Explorations [10/24/15]
IEED Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary [10/20/15]
IJAL International Journal of American Linguistics [6/11/16]
IP Instrumenta Patristica [3/24/15]
IPrag Intercultural Pragmatics [11/9/15]
JAJ Journal of Ancient Judaism
JAJSup Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplements
JBTh Jahrbuch für biblische Theologie [3/20/16]
JCPS Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series [7/3/16]
JCSSup Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplement Series (also known as JCSSS, but SBL seems to prefer using Sup) [12/13/15]
JCTC Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies
JGL Journal of Greek Linguistics [10/24/15]
JL Journal of Linguistics [12/19/15]
JLSMin Janua Linguarum, Series minor [2/10/16]
JPh Journal of Philology [1/9/16]
JSAH Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
JSJSup Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism
JSHJ Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus [12/15/15]
JT Journal of Translation [2/10/16]
JTI Journal for Theological Interpretation [added 3/19/15]
KAANT Kleine Arbeiten zum Alten und Neuen Testament [11/5/15]
KAL Keilschrifttexte aus Assur literarischen Inhalts [12/15/15]
KUT Kohlhammer Urbantaschenbücher [10/8/16]
LA Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today [1/9/16]
LBS Linguistic Biblical Studies [11/7/15]
LCBI Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation [10/7/16]
LDSS Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls [1/5/16]
Linguistics Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences [10/24/15]
LiTy Linguistic Typology [2/20/16]
LLL Longman Linguistics Library [11/8/15]
LLSEE Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe [11/8/15]
LOC Lettres Orientales et Classiques [10/22/15]
MACr Monumenti di antichità cristiana [added 3/20/15]
MÄS Müncher Ägyptologische Studien [5/9/15]
MATS Miscellanea Agostiniana Testi e studi [3/21/15]
MedEnc Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue [7/3/16]
MenCom Mentor Commentaries [6/11/16]
MES Medieval European Studies [12/30/15]
MF Mandäistische Forschungen [12/19/15]
MG Materia Giudaica [7/4/16]
MGH.AA Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Auctores antiquissimi
MGH.SRM Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Scriptores rerum merovingicarum [3/21/15]
MLBS Mercer Library of Biblical Studies [10/6/16]
MS Mnemosyne Supplementum [10/22/15]
NETS New English Translation of the Septuagint. Edited by Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
NTT New Testament Theology [1/7/16]
OAF Oxford Apostolic Fathers [3/24/15]
OCTb Oxford Centre Textbooks [1/4/16]
OPSNKF Occasional Publications of the Samuel Noah Kramer Fund [12/14/15]
OrT Oral Tradition [6/12/16]
OTM Oxford Theological Monographs
P&B NS Pragmatics & Beyond, New Series [3/6/16]
PhR The Philosophical Review [10/25/15]
PLAL Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages [2/10/16]
PMTKA Palingenesia: Monographien und Texte zur klassischen Altertumswissenschaft
PNTC Pillar New Testament Commentary [1/23/16]
PPSD Pauline and Patristic Scholars in Debate [3/24/15]
QAFP Quaderni di Archeologia Fenicio-Punica [8/29/15] ROC Revue de l’Orient chrétien
RRJ Review of Rabbinic Judaism
SAG Stuttgarter Arbeiten zur Germanistik [1/9/16]
SAK Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur [5/9/15]
SAL Studies in Arabic Literature [1/2/16]
SAM Studies in Ancient Monarchies
SBG Studies in Biblical Greek [10/22/15]
SCL Sather Classical Lectures [12/30/15]
SDSS Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature [12/11/15]
SECA Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha [3/24/15]
SESJ Suomen Eksegeettisen Seuran julkaisuja [6/4/15]
Siphrut Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures [confirmed by SBL, 1/30/16]
SJMT Studies in Judaism in Modern Times
SLCS Studies in Language Companion Series [3/5/16]
SLi Sprache und Literatur [2/2/16]
SLL Synthese Language Library [10/24/15]
SLP Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy [10/25/15]
SPh Studies in Philology [12/5/15]
SPM Stromata Patristica et Mediaevalia [3/21/15]
SRB Studies in the Reception History of the Bible [6/1/15]
StSam Studia Samaritana [11/5/15]
SSEA Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities [5/9/15]
SSLL Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics [12/5/15]
SSU Studia Semitica Upsaliensia [12/15/15]
StMiss Studia Missionalia [5/19/15]
SThL Sammlung theologischer Lehrbücher [10/8/16]
StudLang Studies in Language: International Journal Sponsored by the Foundations of Language [11/7/15]
STUF Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung [1/9/16]
SVTG Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum (This is the Göttingen LXX from V&R.)
SWJL Southwest Journal of Linguistics [2/10/16]
TCT Textual Criticism and the Translator [6/11/16]
TDSA Testi e documenti per lo studio dell' antichità [10/20/15]
TECC Textos y Estudios “Cardenal Cisneros” [12/21/15]
TiCSup Trends in Classics Supplemental Volumes [1/3/16]
TiEL Topics in English Linguistics [1/28/16]
TiLSM Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs [10/24/15]
TLL Topics in Language and Linguistics [2/10/16]
TPhS Transactions of the Philological Society [10/24/15]
TSHLRS Texts and Studies in the Hebrew Language and Related Subjects [12/20/15]
TSL Typological Studies in Language [1/3/16]
TT Textes et Traditions [3/21/15]
TTC Teach the Text Commentary [9/7/16]
UALG Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte
UAVA Untersuchungen zur Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archäologie [12/13/15]
VetChr Vetera Christianorum
VKNWL Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, afdeling Letterkunde [2/20/16]
VOHDSupp Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland Supplementband
VWGTh Veröffentlichungen der wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Theologie [1/3/16]
WesTJ Wesleyan Theological Journal [2/8/16]

And how about missing ones that would cause redundancy? What do we do with these:
Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible - CSHB (already taken by Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae)[see above, CrStHB, approved by SBL]
New Testament Monographs (Sheffield Phoenix) – NTM (already taken by New Testament Message)

And corrections to the list:
BaF (pp. 177, 221) should not be italics (comfirmed)
BBRSup should not be italics; it's a monograph series [added 3/19/15 (unconfirmed)]
BRLA (pp. 180, 225) should be BRLJ (Brill Reference Library of Judaism) [5/11/15 (confirmed)]
IOS (pp. 193, 237) should not be italics (confirmed)[12/18/15]
MdB (pp. 199, 243) should not be italics (confirmed) [1/11/16]
MSL (pp. 198, 243) should not be italics (under consideration by SBL)
OtSt (pp. 202, 247) should not be italics [12/20/15](confirmed)
Revue de Qumrân (205, 249) the a should be â [1/14/16] (confirmed)

The following are compliments of Baker Academic, they are all confirmed by SBL [received 9/23/15, confirmed 1/13/16]
These titles are italic in the list at §8.4.1 but roman in the list at §8.4.2. We believe they should be italic in both places:
AT Annales Theologici
CH Church History
MScRel Mélanges de science religieuse
MSJ The Master's Seminary Journal

This title is roman in the list at §8.4.1 but italic in the list at §8.4.2. We believe it should be roman in both places:
MNTC Moffatt New Testament Commentary

These titles are roman in both lists, but we believe they should be italic:
PIBA Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association
SPhiloA Studia Philonica Annual
StZ Stimmen der Zeit

10 comments:

fishyloaves said...

There are two that I cannot find and hope you can. If not, I suggest:
1) “KAANT” for “Kleine Arbeiten zum Alten und Neuen Testament” and, more importantly,
2) “StSam” for “Studia Samaritana” series.
The latter is used several times in Benedikt Hensel, “Samaritanische Identität in persisch-hellenistischer Zeit im Spiegel der biblischen Überlieferung und der epigraphischen Befunde,” in Nationale Identität im Alten Testament [ed. W. Zwickel and M. Kõszeghy; Kleine Arbeiten zum Alten und Neuen Testament 12; Waltrop, 2015], 103, 109, 112-13; online: http://www.academia.edu/17090928/Samaritanische_Identit%C3%A4t_in_persisch-hellenistischer_Zeit_im_Spiegel_der_biblischen_%C3%9Cberlieferung_und_der_epigraphischen_Befunde.

jps said...

Thanks for the input. I found an abbreviation for Studia Samaritana in József Zsengellér, ed., Rewritten Bible after Fifty Years, JSJSup (Leiden: Brill, 2014): SSam. And KAANT seems to be a fairly common way to abbreviate Kleine Arbeiten zum Alten und Neuen Testament, so we'll go with that.

Thanks!
James

fishyloaves said...

Thanks very much both for "KAANT" confirmation (it isn't in the SBL Handbook) and especially for the Zsengellér reference with "SSam"--I haven't read that one yet!

fishyloaves said...

Dear jps, I think that your helpful list needs "JSHJ Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus," which I can't find in the SBLHS 1st or 2nd eds.

Also, I prefer "StSam" for abbreviating "Studia Samaritana," as seen typed on spine of Menachem Mor and Friedrich V. Reiterer, eds., Samaritans: Past and Present. Current Studies (StSam/SJ 5/53; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010). Since I've found two sources for the "StSam" usage, I plan to use that until the day it might become a clear error.

jps said...

I've added JSHJ and changed SSam to StSam on the basis of your information.

Thanks!
James

fishyloaves said...

Hi again! The Handbook doesn't have the Wesleyan Theological Journal, which could abbreviate as WTJ except that is already used for Westminster Theological Journal. Can you please work your magic on this one, too? :-)

jps said...

'Tis a problem, indeed. Of course, being of Wesleyan persuasion myself, I would love to bounce Westminster : ) But, it appears that the preferred abbreviation for the Wesleyan Theological Journal is WesTJ. I've amended my list accordingly.

Thanks for pointing out the lacuna!

James

fishyloaves said...

Hi James--I'm back. I just found a very good commentary on Amos in the "Mentor Commentaries" series from Scotland. But nobody seems to have an abbreviation for it. One blogger simply uses "Mentor" (http://dwightgingrich.com/recommended-bible-commentaries/intro/abbreviations-used/), but Eisenbrauns seems to use "MenCom" (https://www.eisenbrauns.com/ECOM/_4M90XO594.HTM), which seems preferable to me. But a search on "MenCom" turns up a lot of homosexual propaganda. What do you think, and can you perhaps get a 'ruling' from someone? :-)

jps said...

Hmm...my comment seems to have disappeared : ( Anyway, sorry for the long silence. I came up with exactly the same problem you did. I couldn't find any definitive authority, so let's go with the Eisenbrauns one. I've updated the list.

James

Orion said...

Hi--thanks for this list--

Here are a few other additions--I actually don't have a copy of the SBL 2 list yet, so some of them may turn out to be on it--

KUSATU (Italics)--Kleine Untersuchungen zur Sprache des Alten Testaments und seiner Umwelt
JHS--in SBL 1 this is Journal of Hellenic Studies; now there is also the online Journal of Hebrew Studies (JHS)--don't know what to do with that one . . .

Series:
CEJL Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature
HTKAT--Herders theologischer Kommentar zum Alten Testament
JCP--Jewish and Christian perspectives
PACS Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series
SCI = Scripta Classica Israelica
TBN--Themes in Biblical Narrative
VCSup--Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae

Also useful:

EDSS Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ed. L. H. Schiffman and J. C.
VanderKam. 2 vols. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000 (italics)

EncJud Encyclopaedia Judaica. 16 vols. Jerusalem: Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1972 (italics