The guidance about page number placement in the Student Supplement for the SBL Handbook of Style is mostly clear. But some of it takes some guesswork.
SBL style shares much with Chicago but also has many details specific to biblical studies. Here’s a 7-step checklist to help you master SBL style.
Bibliography managers like Zotero can vastly simplify how you keep track of sources for your research. They can also take a lot of the grunt work out of composing citations. But of course, what a citation manager puts out is only as good as what you put into it. And sometimes it can take a […]
In this series, we’ve discussed several kinds of authorities for SBL style. These include house styles (from a publisher or a school), the SBLHS and its blog, IATG3, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. There are more authorities we could discuss. But in this final post in the series, we’ll cover just two more. These authorities are […]
We’ve mentioned three levels of authorities for SBL style that apply across your whole project. These include house styles (from a publisher or a school), the SBLHS blog, and of course, the SBLHS itself. The next four authorities apply in specific cases. Here, we’ll cover the first two—those for abbreviations and spelling. 4. Specific-case Authorities […]
Citing personal communication with Andrew Errington, Brian Rosner suggests the following apt analogy on “Paul and the Law”: Discussing Paul and the Law is a bit like being watched while you carve a chicken: it’s fairly easy to start well, but you quickly have to make some tricky decisions (about which everyone has an opinion), […]