ANE – Ancient Near East: This includes Turkey, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan.
ANET – The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, 3rd Ed. (ANET). James B. Pritchard, ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.
Bible references – See Chapter 1: For Further Study
book of the covenant – Exod 20:22–23:33; the first treaty made between God and Moses
ca.– circa (approximate date)
Cf. – Compare to
DSS – Dead Sea Scrolls; written from 2nd century BC–1st century AD; discovered in 1947; includes every OT Bible book except Esther
LXX – Greek Translation of the Old Testament, also called the Septuagint (Roman numeral for the number seventy)
NT – New Testament
OT – Old Testament
Pentateuch – This word means “five books.” It refers to the books written by Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Also called the “Torah.”
Torah – another word for the law of Moses. Also called the “Pentateuch.”