Citing Text Collections 4: MOTP

As noted in the previous post in this series (here), James H. Charlesworth’s two-volume OTP has been joined by a new collection edited by Richard Bauckham, James R. Davila, and Alexander Panayotov: Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (MOTP). This work supplements OTP by presenting translations of approximately eighty “documents purporting to be ancient and … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 4: MOTP

Pseudepigraphic Testaments

A number of “testaments” survive from antiquity. These texts present themselves as the last words of important biblical figures such as Moses, Jacob, and Joseph. The SBLHS 2 §8.3.4 provides abbreviations for each work. This post will explain how to use these abbreviations when citing the testaments. 1. Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Perhaps the … Continue reading Pseudepigraphic Testaments

Citing Text Collections 3: OTP

James Charlesworth’s two-volume Old Testament Pseudepigrapha is in some respects similar to Pritchard’s ANET (see here): both provide English translations to well-defined groups of texts from the ancient world. The main difference between the two is obvious: whereas ANET includes texts primarily from ancient Israel’s neighbors, OTP focuses on Jewish and Christian texts dated to … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 3: OTP

Citing Text Collections 2: ANET

Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (ANET), edited by James B. Pritchard, has long been a standard resource for researchers and readers who need quick access to reliable translations of ancient Near Eastern texts. Although ANET has been supplanted to some degree by more recent and extensive translation collections, one still encounters … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 2: ANET

Citing Reference Works 10: Cambridge History of Judaism

As noted earlier (here), 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 is especially the case with CHJ, since this post updates the SBLHS citation style for this series. Specifically, contra SBLHS §§8.4.1–2, which lists the … Continue reading Citing Reference Works 10: Cambridge History of Judaism

Citing Reference Works 9: Cambridge Ancient History

The previous post in this series offered guidelines for citing handbooks, companions, and other standard reference works that collect a number of individually authored essays on a clearly defined topic. The Cambridge Ancient History (CAH) and Cambridge History of Judaism (CHJ) both fit this description, but they also involve additional complications that merit separate discussion. … Continue reading Citing Reference Works 9: Cambridge Ancient History