Daily Gleanings: New Books (18 June 2019)

Colin Whiting has a new volume out with SBL Press, Documents from the Luciferians: In Defense of the Nicene Creed: This volume includes English translations of several documents written by the Luciferians, a group of fourth-century Christians whose name derives from the bishop Lucifer of Cagliari, that highlight connections between developments in Christian theology and […]

Authorities for SBL Style: Classes, Miscellanea

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 […]

Authorities for SBL Style: Abbreviations, Spelling

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 […]

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), […]

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: 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 […]