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Citing the Bible and other Biblical Resources

These examples will help you to cite print Bible Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, or Concordances.

Dictionary (Print)


Dictionary (Print)
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APA


Beck. J. (2011). Shepherd. In Zondervan dictionary of biblical imagery (pp. 235-237).
     Grand
Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

MLA


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

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

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

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

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Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

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

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

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Encyclopedia (Print)


Encyclopedia (Print)
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APA


Stewart, D. G. (2009). Mary, mother of Jesus. In M. Silva (Ed.), The Zondervan
     encyclopedia of the Bible
(Revised, full-color ed., pp. 116-122). Grand Rapids, MI:
     Zondervan.

MLA


Stewart, D. G. "Mary, Mother of Jesus." The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, edited by
     Moisés Silva, rev., full-color ed., vol. 4, Zondervan, 2009, pp. 116-22.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Silva, Moisés, ed. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids:
     Zondervan, 2009.


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Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
Silva, Moisés, ed. 2009. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids:
     Zondervan.


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Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Stewart, D. G. "Mary, Mother of Jesus." In The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, edited
     by Moisés Silva, 116-22. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Stewart, D. G. 2009. "Mary, Mother of Jesus." In The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible,
     edited by Moisés Silva, 116-22. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Concordance (Print)


Concordance (Print)
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APA


Goodrick, E. W., & Kohlberger, J. R., III. (2004). Mount. In The strongest NIV exhaustive
     concordance
 (pp. 768-769). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

MLA


Goodrick, Edward W., and John R. Kohlberger III.  “Mount.” The Strongest NIV Exhaustive
     Concordance
, Zondervan, 2004, pp. 768-69.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Goodrick, Edward W., and John R. Kohlberger III. The Strongest NIV Exhaustive
     Concordance
. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

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Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
Goodrick, Edward W., and John R. Kohlberger III. 2004. The Strongest NIV Exhaustive
     Concordance
. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

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Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Goodrick, Edward W., and John R. Kohlberger III. The Strongest NIV Exhaustive
     Concordance
. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

[Entry title only listed in Note]


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Goodrick, Edward W., and John R. Kohlberger III. 2004. The Strongest NIV Exhaustive
     Concordance
. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Reference]

Chicago Edition Note

If you're using the Chicago Manual of Style, please note:

The Chicago examples provided on this page are consistent with both the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. If you have any questions, refer to the complete style manual below.