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    have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    Hello there,

    as translating a philosophical article, I've confronted some difficult and weird reference abbreviations, they are as follows:

    (Div. Nom. i)
    (prov. 30:4)
    ( Exod 15.3)
    (Q. XII, AA. II, I2)

    the article can be found here

    since I'm not familiar with the references mentioned, I would very much appreciate your help in defining the whole reference abbreviations.

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    Re: have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    "Exod" and "prov" may stand for "Exodus" and "Proverbs" in the Bible.

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    Re: have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    thanks. and what does "30:4" stand for, please?

    excuse me if it's an elementary question.

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    Re: have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    I agree with Matthew about the 2nd and 3rd.

    The first is probably De divinis nominibus, written by Dionysius the Areopagite (aka Pseudo-Dyonisius).

    See more about him here.

    The fourth I don't know.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 29-May-2014 at 07:48. Reason: typo

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    Re: have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    Quote Originally Posted by IRENGLISH View Post
    thanks. and what does "30:4" stand for, please?

    excuse me if it's an elementary question.
    The numbers stand for chapter:verse. Biblical verses are referred to by these numbers in the different books of the Bible.

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    Re: have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    You can readily find the biblical verses by Google search.

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    Re: have problems understanding some reference abbreviations

    "(Question 12, Article 12)" appears on the page from that link, but I can't find "Q." let alone "Q. XII, AA. II, I2".

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