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THEO 230 Introduction to the Bible: THEO 230

Resource Guide for Sr. Felicity's class Introduction to the Bible


THEO 230 Introduction to the Bible

Research Guide for THEO 150

Research Guide for THEO 230

This page was created as a research guide for Sr. Felicity's class Introduction to the Bible.


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Citing the Bible


The Bible in the Works Cited list

Give the name of the specific edition you are using, any editor(s) associated with it, followed by the publication information. 

The New Jerusalem Bible. Ed. Susan Jones. New York: Doubleday, 1985. Print.

Citing the Bible

Your in-text (parenthetical citation) should include the name of the specific edition of the Bible, followed by an abbreviation of the book, the chapter and verse(s). In your first parenthetical citation, you want to make clear which Bible you're using (and underline or italicize the title), as each version varies in its translation, followed by book (do not italicize or underline), chapter and verse. For example:

Ezekiel saw "what seemed to be four living creatures," each with faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle (New Jerusalem Bible, Ezek. 1.5-10).

If future references employ the same edition of the Bible you’re using, list only the book, chapter, and verse in the parenthetical citation.

Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian

The Bible does not need to be listed in the bibliography but should be listed in endnotes, footnotes, or parenthetical notes. The version of the Bible used only needs to be included with the first entry. After that, citations only need the book, chapter, and verse. Either traditional or shorter abbreviations for books can be used, but be consistent within your paper.

Appropriate abbreviations for the books of the Bible can be found beginning on page 340 of A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (in the Reference Collection LB 2369 .T8 2007).

  1. Matt. 6:16-18 (New International Version).
  2. Mt 6:25.

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