Beginning in the fall 2012, HIU’s Graduate Ministry Program adopted the SBL Handbook of Style for research paper citations. Students may need to purchase a personal copy of the book or click on the links to download the full version and the student version of the style guide:
- Alexander, Patrick H. et al., eds. The SBL Handbook of Style. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999.
- Short style sheet (Jn. Brown U.): http://www.jbu.edu/assets/library/resource/file/SBLQuickReference.pdf
- SBL Handbook:http://wwwlibe.ces.org.tw/library/download/The%20SBL%20Handbook%20of%20style.pdf
- Student Supplement: http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/sblhs_ss92804_revised_ed.pdf
There are two ways to cite sources: parenthetical and footnotes. Endnotes should never be used. Bible references (e.g., Rom 3:23) and ancient/primary sources (e.g., Josephus, Philo, etc.) ALWAYS should be parenthetical – see below for full explanation. Students should use SBL Style to either cite secondary sources either parenthetically or in footnotes.