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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.

A Book in a Series (eBook)

A Book in a Series (eBook)
(Such as the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture or the Pillar New Testament Commentary)

APA


Keener C. S. (2009).  Romans  ❸ (M. F. Bird & C. Keener, Eds.). 
      Lutterworth Press. 

MLA


Keener, Craig S.  Romans. Edited by  Michael F. Bird and Craig Keener,
     ❹ Lutterworth Press, ❺ 2009. ❻ New Covenant Commentary Series. 
     
 EBSCO eBook Collection❽ https://search.ebscohost.com/ login.aspx?
         direct=true&
AuthType=ip,cookie,url,uid&db=nlebk&AN=813805&site=ehost-
​         live&scope=site.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Keener, Craig S.  Romans New Covenant Commentary Series, edited by 
      Michael F. Bird and 
Craig Keener.  Cambridge, UK:  Lutterworth Press,
     ❺ 2009. ❼ 
EBSCO eBook Collection.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Keener, Craig S. 2009. ❷ Romans New Covenant Commentary Series, edited by
     ❸ Michael F. 
Bird and Craig Keener.  Cambridge, UK:  Lutterworth Press. 
      EBSCO eBook Collection
.

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Keener, Craig S.  Romans New Covenant Commentary Series. 
      Cambridge, UK: ❹ 
Lutterworth2009.  EBSCO eBook Collection.


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
 Keener, Craig S. 2009.  Romans New Covenant Commentary Series.
     ❾ Cambridge, UK: ❹ Lutterworth.  EBSCO eBook Collection.


Key:

 
Author of Book | ❷   Title of Book |   Series Editors |   Publisher |
  Year of Publication |  Title of Series  |  eBook Database or Site Name |
 
URL  |  ❾  City of Publication

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