Daily Gleanings (4 June 2019)

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), […]

Daily Gleanings: Post Updates (3 June 2019)

I’ve been grateful to be able to materially update two prior posts with additional content: Publication Year Ranges in Zotero: Previously, this post described how to get Zotero to produce the proper output when citing a series or multivolume work as a whole that was published over a range of years. The prior post version, […]

Authorities for SBL Style: SBL

Recently, we’ve been exploring some of the major authorities for SBL style. Thus far, we’ve discussed the importance of house styles maintained both by publishers and by schools. House styles need to be learned carefully because they may make important modifications to what SBL style otherwise calls for. But of course, the whole point of […]

Authorities for SBL Style: School House Style

Last week, we started exploring authorities for SBL style by discussing publishers’ house styles. A publisher’s house style might be based on SBLHS, but it might also require several things that differ from the SBLHS and other authorities. It isn’t spelled out in the SBLHS, but there’s another application of this principle if you’re a […]

Authorities for SBL Style: Publisher House Style

As comprehensive as it is, the SBL Handbook of Style (SBLHS) doesn’t include everything. Instead, you’ll often need other sources to determine what SBL style requires. Knowing where and when to refer to these other sources can be tricky. In this series, we dispel this mystery and discuss seven common authorities for SBL style in […]

Generation Designations (Jr., III, etc.) in Zotero for the SBL Handbook of Style

Per the SBL Handbook of Style (§4.1.1.3), generation designations in names should be handled as follows: First note: Tremper Longman III, “Form Criticism, Recent Developments in Genre Theory, and the Evangelical,” WTJ 47.1 (1985): 46–67. Subsequent note: Longman, “Form Criticism,” 58. Bibliography: Longman, Tremper, III. “Form Criticism, Recent Developments in Genre Theory, and the Evangelical.” […]