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Citing the Bible and other Biblical Resources

This guide will help users cite the Bible, and Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and atlases.

Dictionary Example (Print)

Dictionary (Print)
(Unsigned Entry) 

APA


Beck. J. (2011).  Shepherd. In Zondervan dictionary of biblical imagery 
         
(pp. 235-237).  Zondervan.

MLA


Beck, Jack.  "Shepherd."  Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
          
Zondervan, 2011,
 ❽ pp. 235-37.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Beck, Jack.   Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery.   Grand Rapids:
       
  Zondervan,   2011.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Beck, Jack.   2011. Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Grand Rapids:
       
 Zondervan.

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Beck, Jack.   Zondervan's Dictionary of Biblical Imagery Grand Rapids:
       
  Zondervan, 2011.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
  Beck, Jack.   2011.   Zondervan's Dictionary of Biblical Imagery.   Grand
        Rapids: 
Zondervan.


Key:

 
Author of Book | ❷   Title of Entry |   Title of Book |   City of Publication |
  Publisher |   Year of Publication |  Medium of Publication |
  Inclusive Page Numbers for Entry

A Chapter in an Edited Book in a Multi-Volume Work (Print)

APA


Longenecker, R. N.  ❾ (1981).  Acts. In F. E. Gaebelein (Ed.),The
        expositor's Bible commentary
: With the New International Version:  ❺ Vol. 9. 
       
John and Acts (pp.  ❿ 205-573).  Zondervan.

MLA


Longenecker, Richard N. "Acts."  John and Acts 1981, pp. 205-573. 
        The Expositor's Bible Commentary: With the New International Version, general
        editor,
  ❸ Frank E. Gaebelein, 
vol. 9,  ❽ Zondervan,  1976-92. 12 vols.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Longenecker, Richard N. "Acts." In  John and Acts,   vol. 9, The
        Expositor's Bible Commentary: With the New International Version
, edited by 
        ❸
Frank E. Gaebelein,  ❿ 205-573.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Longenecker, Richard N. 1981."Acts." In  John and Acts,   vol. 9, 
       
The Expositor's Bible Commentary: With the New International Version
, edited by
        ❸
Frank E. Gaebelein,  ❿ 205-573.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

 Longenecker, Richard N. "Acts." In  John and Acts Vol. 9 of The
        Expositor's Bible Commentary: With the New International Version
, edited by
       
Frank E. Gaebelein,  ❿ 205-573.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Longenecker, Richard N. 1981. "Acts." In  John and Acts Vol. 9 of
       
The Expositor's Bible Commentary: With the New International Version
, edited by
        ❸
Frank E. Gaebelein,  ❿ 205-573.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

One Volume of a Multivolume Work (Web)

One Volume of a Multivolume Work (Web)
(Original publication date and online publisher only) 

APA


Henry, M.    (1706).  Matthew Henry commentary on the whole Bible
       (complete) 
 (Vol. 1).   Bible Study Tools.  http://www.biblestudytools.com/
        commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/genesis  

MLA


 Henry, Matthew.   Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete)
      
 Vol. 1,   1706.  ❻  Bible Study Tools  www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/   
        matthew-henry-complete/genesis 
 

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

 Henry, Matthew.  ❷ Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete).     
       ❸  Vol. 1. 
 N.p., 
 1706.  http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/
        matthew-henry-complete/genesis/.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Henry, Matthew.   1706.  Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete).
      ❸ Vol. 1. 
N.p.  
http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-
       complete/genesis/. 

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Henry, Matthew.  ❷ Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete)
      Vol. 1. 
N.p.,   1706. http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/
        matthew-henry-complete/genesis/.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Henry, Matthew.   1706.  Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete).
       ❸ 
Vol. 1. N.p. http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-
       complete/genesis/.


Key:

 
Author of Work | ❷   Title of Work |   Volume Number |  City of Publication |
  Publication Date |   Online Publisher |  URL  | 

Dictionary Example (Web)

Dictionary (Web)
(Signed Entry) 

APA


Schafer, G. E.  (1996). Peace. In W. A. Elwell (Ed.), Baker’s
        evangelical dictionary of biblical theology.  
Baker Books. 
       
 http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/

MLA


Schaefer, Glenn. E. “Peace.” Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical
        Theology
, edited by Walter A. Elwell,  Baker Books, 1996.
       
Bible Study Tools Online
 http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/
         bakers-evangelical-dictionary/.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):
❶ Schaefer, Glenn E.  "Peace." In  Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical
        Theology
, edited by
 Walter A. Elwell.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books,
        1996.
 http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/ 

Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
❶ Schaefer, Glenn E.  1996.  "Peace." In  Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of
        Biblical Theology
, edited by  Walter A. Elwell.  Grand Rapids:  Baker
        Books.  http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/.

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

❶ Schaefer, Glenn E. "Peace." In Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical
        Theology
, edited by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker Books,
        1996.
http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
❶ Schaefer, Glenn E. 1996. "Peace." In Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of
        Biblical Theology
, edited by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker
        Books.
http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/.

 
Key:

❶  Author of Entry |  Title of Entry |  Editor of Book  |   Title of Book |  City of Publication |
  Publisher |   Year of Publication |   Name of Website  |  Medium of Publication |
  URL

Map (Web)

Map (Web) 

APA


Lucidity Information Design.  (2011).  First-century Galilee  ❹ [Map].  
        ❺ 
Enter the Bible. http://www.enterthebible.org/resourcelink.aspx?rid=1107

MLA


Lucidity Information Design. "First-Century Galilee."  Enter the Bible, 
         ❻
Luther Seminary, 2011, 
www.enterthebible.org/resourcelink.aspx?
        rid=1107.
Map. Accessed  ❾ 12 Apr. 2011.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):
Lucidity Information Design.  "Map: First-Century Galilee."  Luther Seminary.
        Accessed
April 12, 2011.  http://www.enterthebible.org/resourcelink.aspx?
        rid=1107.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
 Lucidity Information Design.  n.d.  ❸ "Map: First-century Galilee."  ❻ Luther
        Seminary. Accessed  
April 12, 2011.  ❼ http://www.enterthebible.org/resourcelink.aspx?
        rid=1107.

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Lucidity Information Design.  Map: First-Century GalileeLuther Seminary.
        Accessed
April 12, 2011.  http://www.enterthebible.org/resourcelink.aspx?
        rid=1107.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Lucidity Information Design. 2011.  Map: First-Century GalileeLuther
        Seminary. Accessed 
April 12, 2011.  http://www.enterthebible.org/
        resourcelink.aspx?rid=1107.


Key:

 
Author of Map | ❷   Publication Date of Site |   Title of Map |
  Description of the Format of Information |   Name of Website |   Owner of Site |
  URL |   Medium of Publication | ❾  Access Date