Citing Reference Works 11: Cambridge History of Christianity

As noted in earlier posts, the Cambridge Ancient History (CAH) and Cambridge History of Judaism (CHJ) are somewhat similar to handbooks and companions but different enough to merit their own posts. This post applies the same principles to their sister series, the Cambridge History of Christianity (CHC). Specifically, SBL Press treats CHC as it does … Continue reading Citing Reference Works 11: Cambridge History of Christianity

Seneca the Younger’s Apocolocyntosis: A Correction

The Apocolocyntosis (“pumpkinification”) is a first-century political satire of Emperor Claudius attributed to Seneca the Younger. SBLHS incorrectly lists the work as Apolocyntosis, which results in the incorrect abbreviation Apol. The correct form of the work and abbreviation should be as follows: Apocol. Apocolocyntosis A translation of the work by W. H. D. Rouse … Continue reading Seneca the Younger’s Apocolocyntosis: A Correction

Special Footnotes

Footnotes are typically used to provide bibliographic details (in traditional citation style) and discussions that supplement the main argument. Footnotes can also indicate where a work has been previously published or presented, acknowledge the author’s gratitude for another’s assistance in preparing the current work, or, in the case of Festschriften, express the author’s sentiments toward … Continue reading Special Footnotes

Publisher Name Changes

Publishers often change names over the course of their histories, as they restructure internally or merge with other publishing houses. For example, when Westminster Press merged with John Knox Press in the early 1990s, the publishing house Westminster John Knox Press was created. In bibliographic entries, the name of the publisher should match the name … Continue reading Publisher Name Changes