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Citing the Bible and other Biblical Resources

These examples will help you to cite Bible Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, or Concordances found on the web.

Dictionary (Web)


Dictionary (Web)
(From Bible Study Tools Online website; signed entry)
Click here for help deciphering the elements of this citation. 

APA


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

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Elwell, Walter A., ed. Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids:
     Baker Books, 1996. Accessed March 22, 2011. http://www.biblestudytools.com/
     dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/.


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Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
Elwell, Walter A., ed. 1996. Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Grand
     Rapids: Baker Books. Accessed March 22, 2011. http://www.biblestudytools.com/
     dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/.


[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Citation]

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

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):
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/.

Encyclopedia (Web)


Encyclopedia (Web)
(Signed entry; No city of publication or publisher information available)

APA


Robinson, G. L. (1915). Samson.  In International standard Bible encyclopedia. Retrieved
     from http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/

MLA


Robinson, George L. “Samson.” International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, edited by James Orr,
     n.p., 1915. Bible Study Tools Online, www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Orr, James, ed. International Standard Bible Dictionary. N.p., 1915. Accessed March 22,
     2011. http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/.


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Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
Orr, James, ed. 1915. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. N.p. Accessed March 22,
     2011. http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/.


[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Citation]

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):
Robinson, George L. "Samson." In International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, edited by
     James Orr. N.p., 1915. http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Robinson, George L. 1915. "Samson." In International Standard Bible Encyclopedia,
     edited by James Orr. N.p. http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/.

Concordance (Web)


Concordance (Web)
(No author or editor)
 

APA


Faith. (1995). In Strong’s exhaustive concordance: New American standard Bible.
     (Updated ed.). Retrieved from http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/strongs-
     exhaustive-concordance/

MLA


“Faith.” Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance: New American Standard Bible, updated ed.,
     Lockman Foundation, 1995. Bible Study Tools Online, www.biblestudytools.com/
     concordances/strongs-exhaustive-concordance/.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance: New American Standard Bible. Updated ed. La Habra:
     Lockman Foundation, 1995. Accessed March 22, 2011.
     http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/strongs-exhaustive-concordance/.

[Entry title only listed in Note]


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance: New American Standard Bible. 1995. Updated ed. La
     Habra: Lockman Foundation. Accessed March 22, 2011.
     http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/strongs-exhaustive-concordance/.


[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Citation]

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance: New American Standard Bible. Updated ed. La Habra:
     Lockman Foundation, 1995. http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/strongs-
     exhaustive-concordance/.


[Entry title only listed in Note]


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance: New American Standard Bible. 1995. Updated ed. La
     Habra: Lockman Foundation. http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/strongs-
     exhaustive-concordance/.


[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.