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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 Note on Citing Bible Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Concordances

A General Note About Citing Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Concordances

  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and concordances are treated the same in each style manual.
  • To find the best example, there are two questions to ask yourself
  1. How did you access it?
  2. Is the entry signed or unsigned?

Find the Best Citation Example using these Prompts

Print Examples Database Examples Web Examples

Unsigned Entry

Unsigned Entry

Unsigned Entry

Signed Entry

Signed Entry

Signed Entry


Signed vs. Unsigned Entries

What is the difference?

  • Signed entries have an author(s) listed (usually at the end of the entry).
  • Unsigned entries have no author listed with the entry.