Suggested Abbreviation for Philemon
Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:24 PM
Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:37 PM
I would second the observation that Phm is not uncommon. Should be easy to add it to the list in a revision at some point.
I would like to submit a suggestion to add another abbreviation for Philemon. Other online resources, books and software programs allow for "phm" as an abbreviation. Right now we have to type in at least "phile" to get Philemon. I have seen "php" for Philippians and "phm" for Philemon. I know it's not a significant thing but please give it some consideration.
Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:20 PM
Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:30 PM
Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:43 PM
Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:40 AM
Where is that "standard system" documented? We may as well make sure we get them all if and when we update the current list.
"Phlm" is accepted, but "Phm" is not accepted in Accordance. There is a standard system where every book has a three-letter abbreviation.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:16 AM
The two pairs with ambiguity are of course Judges/Jude and Philippians/Philemon. Each uses sufficient distinctive letters (in some ways impossible since every letter of JUDE is in JUDgEs). The results are
Here's the full list in case the reference is useful to someone. It is great for use in file names.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:46 PM
And the ESV Bible web site has a section that gives actual statistical data for Bible queries. The following is a quote from their web site. I will put a link to that site following the quote:
"Bible Book Query Patterns
The table below shows the distribution pattern of inputs and abbreviations for all the books of the Bible, based on approximately 500,000 queries. In developing a Bible site, you should probably support any queries that account for over 1% of the queries for a given book"
Look toward the bottom of this site for the data. As you can see "phm" accounts for 26.1% of all Philemon queries.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:04 PM
That list of commonly used reference in online lookup is very interesting. Should provide Helen with a few more abbreviations to add.
Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:29 PM
Edited by countach, 21 October 2007 - 10:30 PM.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:56 AM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:52 PM
"I was but a Pen in God's hand, and what praise is due to a Pen?"
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