The terms here do not refer to any published editions of these ancient sources. Rather they refer in general to the work or corpus of works that has commonly been labeled with a particular term and abbreviation. Abbreviations for these are found scattered thoughout §8.1 - §8.3 (pages 118-171), along with many other ancient sources such as Philo, Josephus, and various early Christian and Jewish writers.
|The Apostolic Fathers (a group of various christian writings from the late 1st and early 2nd centuries)||AF|
|The Dead Sea Scrolls (Old Testament and other texts in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from Qumran and surrounding sites)||DSS|
|The Greek New Testament||GNT|
|The Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament)||HB|
|The Nag Hammadi codices (a group of various gnostic/sub-christian texts)||NHC|
|The Septuagint (the ancient Greek Old Testament)||LXX|
|The Vulgate (the Latin translation of the bible by St. Jerome)||Vulg.|
Abbreviations for ancient primary sources are listed in various places in SBLHS. Alphabetically by full title in §8.4.1 (pages 171-216) and by abbreviation in §8.4.2 (pages 216-260).
Note: titles with an asterisk (*) are not found in SBLHS, but are commonly abbreviated as follows.
|Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. Edited by James A. Pritchard. 3rd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.||ANET|
|The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament. Edited by Robert H. Charles. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1913.||APOT|
|Biblia Hebraica Quinta. Edited by Adrian Schenker et al. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2004-||BHQ|
|Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Edited by Karl Elliger and Wilhelm Rudolph. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgeselschaft, 1983.||BHS|
|The Context of Scripture. Edited by William W. Hallo. 3 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1997-2002.||COS|
|The Greek New Testament. Edited by Bruce M. Metzger, et al. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgeselschaft, 2014.||UBS5|
|The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Edited by Michael W. Holmes. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010.||SBLGNT|
|Novum Testamentum Graece. Edited by Nestle and Aland, et al. 28th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgeselschaft, 2012.||NA28|
|Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series 1||NPNF1|
|Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series 2||NPNF2|
|Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Edited by James H. Charlesworth. 2 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1983, 1985.||OTP|