Snippet Text Collections

A blog reader recently asked about referencing what he labeled snippet text collections: volumes that present short selections of ancient works from a variety of sources. Examples of such works include volumes in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) series and the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series. We rather like the label and appropriated … Continue reading Snippet Text Collections

Update: Citing an Untitled Introduction

Our last post provided guidelines for citing a chapter in a single-author volume when a volume has both an author and an editor. Matassa, Lidia D. “Delos.” Pages 37–77 in Invention of the First-Century Synagogue. By Lidia D. Matassa. Edited by Jason M. Silverman and J. Murray Watson. ANEM 22. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018. An … Continue reading Update: Citing an Untitled Introduction

Citing a Chapter from a Single-Authored Work with Editors

An earlier post provided guidelines for citing a chapter in a single-author work. There we specified that a chapter in a single-author work can be treated like a chapter in a multivolume work. In such cases, it is generally unnecessary to repeat the author’s name after the title of the volume: 16. K. Lawson Younger … Continue reading Citing a Chapter from a Single-Authored Work with Editors

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

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