Series Volume Identifiers: Old/New and Concurrent Series

Formatting series volume identifiers can be problematic when a series begins anew or is divided into distinct concurrent sections. In such cases, the notation 1/ or 2/ distinguishes the different series.

1. Consecutive Series

When a series begins anew, we prefer that authors distinguish between the old and new series with the appropriate label: 1/ or 2/. We recognize, however, that volumes in a series 1 probably do not indicate that a series 2 followed, so both forms of the following citation are correct:

Robinson, John A. T. The Body: A Study in Pauline Theology. SBT 5. London: SCM, 1952.

Robinson, John A. T. The Body: A Study in Pauline Theology. SBT 1/5. London: SCM, 1952.

Volumes in a series 2 are almost always identified as such, so the proper citation of such a series should include that information:

Jeremias, Joachim. The Prayers of Jesus. Translated by John Bowden, Christoph Burchard, and John Reumann. SBT 2/6. Naperville, IL: Allenson, 1967.

2. Concurrent Series

When a series is divided into distinct concurrent sections, we prefer that authors identify each with the appropriate label: 1/ or 2/. However, if volumes in the first section are not labeled as such, use of the 1/ label is not mandatory. The WUNT and FAT series 1 examples below thus offer both acceptable citation forms.

WUNT 1/369

Young, Frances. Ways of Reading Scripture. WUNT 1/369. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2014.

Young, Frances. Ways of Reading Scripture. WUNT 369. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2014.

WUNT 2/369

Reynolds, Benjamin E., Brian Lugioyo, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer, eds. Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament. WUNT 2/369. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.

FAT 1/98

Witte, Markus. Texte und Kontexte des Sirachbuchs: Gesammelte Studien zu Ben Sira und zur frühjüdischen Weisheit. FAT 1/98. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.

Witte, Markus. Texte und Kontexte des Sirachbuchs: Gesammelte Studien zu Ben Sira und zur frühjüdischen Weisheit. FAT 98. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.

FAT 2/98

Tucker, Paavo N. The Holiness Composition in the Book of Exodus. FAT 2/98. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.

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