La Bible d’Alexandrie and Septuaginta: VTG

Volumes of La Bible d’Alexandrie (Cerf) and Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) can be difficult to cite. The official titles of individual volumes (see, e.g., here and here) include the series name, leaving one to think that one should treat volumes from these series as multivolume works: Cavalier, Claudine. Esther. Vol. 12 of … Continue reading La Bible d’Alexandrie and Septuaginta: VTG

Analecta Biblica

The Pontifical Biblical Institute website reports that in 2013 they divided the series Analecta Biblica into two sections: Dissertationes and Studia. The Dissertationes section “is composed only of doctoral dissertations,” while the Studia section “is composed of monographs by professors or of collections of studies by an individual scholar or … a variety of scholars” … Continue reading Analecta Biblica

Studia Pohl and Studia Pohl Series Maior

SBLHS §§8.4.1–2 contain the preferred abbreviation for the series Studia Pohl, published by the Pontifical Biblical Institute: StPohl. Lacking, however, is an abbreviation for the Studia Pohl subseries Series Maior. For those unfamiliar with that subseries, the Pontifical Biblical Institute website explains: “This subseries of the Pontifical Biblical Institute has been separated from Studia Pohl … Continue reading Studia Pohl and Studia Pohl Series Maior

Supplement Series

Many journals have supplement book series associated with them. The abbreviations for these series generally include the journal abbreviation + “Sup” (in roman type). For example, the SBLHS 2 §§8.4.1–2 list the following examples: AbrN Abr-Nahrain AbrNSup Abr-Nahrain Supplements BASOR Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research BASORSup Bulletin of the American Schools of … Continue reading Supplement Series

Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi

SBL Press proposes to add several abbreviations to the next edition of SBLHS. Neither the series Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi nor its three divisions are listed in SBLHS 2, but all are listed in Schwertner 2014. We thus propose to adapt the Schwertner abbreviations to SBLHS style as follows: BCNH Bibliothèque copte de Nag … Continue reading Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi

Citing Series and Journals

SBL style uses roman type, not italics, for series titles (see §6.2.24). Please be aware that the following series are incorrectly italicized in the SBLHS 2 §8.4.1 and/or §8.4.2: AnOr Analecta Orientalia BaF Baghdader Forschungen BBRSup Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplements BPOA Biblioteca del Proximo Oriente Antiguo Ebib Études bibliques GNS Good News Studies IOS … Continue reading Citing Series and Journals