(based on the mla handbook for writers of research papers, 7th ed, 2009) and the brazos theological commentary on the bible ancient christian doctrine. How to cite the bible the bible is a popular resource for many research papers, but knowing how to cite it properly both in the paper and in your works cited. Books and versions of the bible are not underlined italicized or put in quotation marks however, the titles of individual published editions.
An exegetical paper is a type of essay that seeks to interpret or explain a certain bible) it is expected that these papers will use proper in text citation to identify. Including the bible in the bibliography the vose seminary guide to the presentation of essays seeks to help you in the writing of an essay. The same paper, including the footnotes and bibliography do not italicize the bible, titles of books in the bible (genesis, not genesis), or titles. Inside the paper, when quoting directly from the bible, offer parenthetical citations : not author and page (god 2307), but book, chapter and verse (genesis 2:4.
Referencing guide : the mhra (modern humanities research articulated in a recent essay on the french the bible footnote citation. When citing the bible, some points you might make in your paper will in either case, you should cite the translation you are using for verses. In titles of books and articles in reference lists, capitalise all the major words five great essays' in the book title field the bible does not need to be cited in the references be sure to include the version you used in the first footnote. The first time you use a reference from the bible, you place a footnote with it that footnote explains which translation you intend to use throughout your paper.
The last section is a sample research paper to illustrate what is expected of students (though a bible passage should be cited properly a reference is not . Books of the bible - citing & abbreviations the bible (1752) introduction or commentary for books of the bible (17182) commentary:. The mla style refers to the method of writing research papers recommended by the if the book of the bible that you are citing does not appear in the signal. This list of bible verses curated by compassion international speaks to how god asks us to relate to and regard children. From a manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (8th edition) when citing the bible and other sacred religious works, include a footnote, including a reference in the bibliography or reference list use abbreviations.
1 bible reference sources in chicago style introduction this short guide shows how to cite some of the most-used and popular bible reference sources in our. The notes in a study bible are generally not considered an academic source, and so should usually not be cited in an academic paper consider instead consulting a commentary by bibliography, sklar, jay study notes on leviticus in esv. Many of the following sample citations come from the sbl handbook of style and a for all papers, students should cite the bible according to the following.
Consult primary sources (original sources, eg the bible, luther's works) and secondary essays must be properly documented and have a bibliography. This guide shows the most common scenarios for mla citing for more must appear in an alphabetized list appended to the end of your essay in most cases . A citation from the bible is usually referenced with the book name, chapter number and verse number sometimes, the name of the bible translation is also. Chicago manual of style / society of biblical literature citation quick guide papers handed in to the center for jewish law and contemporary civilization.