SBLHS 2 §188.8.131.52 provides guidelines on how to format bibliographic entries for modern works that have titles in non-Latin alphabets (e.g., Modern Hebrew, Greek, and Cyrillic). As noted there, the titles of such works should ordinarily be given in translation only, with the original language indicated in parenthesis. The handbook does not, however, specify where … Continue reading Titles in Non-Latin Alphabets
Josephus (ca. 37–ca. 100 CE) was an early Jewish historian whose works provide a glimpse into Jewish history as it was understood in the first century CE. SBLHS 2 §8.3.7 includes guidelines for citing the works of Josephus. This post updates those guidelines and provides additional resources. 1. Abbreviations SBLHS 2 §8.3.7 provides two sets … Continue reading Josephus
We are frequently asked how to format page references for chapters and articles in footnotes. If you are citing the entire chapter or article, the answer is easy enough: include the entire page range. For example: Bart Geurts, “Presupposition and Givenness,” in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, ed. Yan Huang (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 180–98. … Continue reading Citing Page Numbers for Chapters and Articles
The new edition of the Chicago Manual of Style has changed its recommendations regarding the use of ibid. in bibliographic citations. As the 17th edition states: In a departure from previous editions, Chicago discourages the use of ibid. in favor of shortened citations as described elsewhere in this section; to avoid repetition, the title of … Continue reading CMS Update: Ibid.
The Loeb Classical Library (LCL) is a collection of ancient Greek and Roman writings. Founded in 1911 by James Loeb, the LCL’s goal from the beginning was to “make the work of classical authors accessible to as many readers as possible” (“Loeb Classical Library: Our History”). To that end, most volumes are diglots, including the … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 10: LCL
Writers in the field often find it necessary to refer to the grammatical form of a given verb, which frequently involves identifying the person (first, second, or third) of the form in question. Without pretending to offer a full discussion of all the ways that authors might present such information, this post offers SBL Press … Continue reading X-Person Phrases
SBLHS 184.108.40.206 offers useful guidelines for citing the Greek Magical Papyri. However, we recently encountered several questions not addressed there. Therefore, this post summarizes, clarifies, supplements, and occasionally corrects the SBLHS guidelines for citing this important corpus. The standard English translation of the corpus is a volume edited (not authored, as implied by the SBLHS … Continue reading Greek Magical Papyri