Title Case

In bibliographic references, the following words should be lowercase in book, article, and paper titles unless they appear as the first word of the title or subtitle (SBLHS 2 §6.1.3.3; see CMS §8.157):

 1. Articles

a

an

das

der

die

ein

eine

l’

la

le

les

the

un

Example:

La Violencia and the Hebrew Bible: The Politics and Histories of Biblical Hermeneutics on the American Continent

 2. Coordinating Conjunctions

and

but

for

nor

Example:

Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation

 3. Prepositions (regardless of length)

according to

after

before

by

between

down

in

to

through

up

with

Examples:

Hidden Truths from Eden: Esoteric Readings of Genesis 1–3

Last Stop before Antarctica: The Bible and Postcolonialism in Australia

Mark, Mutuality, and Mental Health: Encounters with Jesus

Political Memory in and after the Persian Empire

Teaching the Bible through Popular Culture and the Arts

4. Special Cases

Lowercase “as” regardless of its function and lowercase “to” even when it is used in an infinitive construction.

Examples:

Colossians: Encouragement to Walk in All Wisdom as Holy Ones in Christ

Reading Law as Narrative: A Study in the Casuistic Laws of the Pentateuch

Although they are short, the following words should be capitalized in bibliographic references:

 Be

His

Her

Is

Its

Not

Than

That

This

Examples:

Discourse Analysis of Biblical Literature: What It Is and What It Offers

Jesus the Central Jew: His Times and His People

Let the Words Be Written: The Lasting Influence of Eugene A. Nida

Reading Other-wise: Socially Engaged Biblical Scholars Reading with Their Local Communities

Translation That Openeth the Window: Reflections on the History and Legacy of the King James Bible

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