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Theological Citations

Typically, references to most sacred texts are not listed in one's bibliography. As a footnote or endnote, however, they will need to be cited. To do so, cite the edition or specific translation you are using followed by the specific book (abbreviated if desired) and the chapter:verse number.


"Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge..."¹


¹ RSV Matt. 5:25.

Study Bibles follow the same format as when citing an edited work. Include the author, essay title, name of the study bible, version, editor or editors, and publication information. 


¹ Eric M. Meyers, “The Bible and Archaeology,” in The Harper Collins Study Bible: Fully Revised & Updated, New Revised Standard Version, ed. Harold W. Attridge (New York: Harper Collins, 2008), lvii-lix.

² Meyers, “The Bible and Archaeology,” lvii-lix.


Meyers, Eric M. “The Bible and Archaeology.” In The Harper Collins Study Bible: Fully Revised & Updated. New Revised Standard Version, edited by Harold W. Attridge. New York: Harper Collins, 2008.