The SBL handbook of style : for biblical studies and related disciplines /

The SBL handbook of style : for biblical studies and related disciplines / Society of Biblical Literature handbook of style Billie Jean Collins, project director ; Bob Buller, publishing director ; John F. Kutsko, executive director. - Second edition. - 1 online resource

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. Responsibilities of an author -- 2.1 Before submitting a book manuscript -- 2.2 Submitting a manuscript -- 2.3 After submitting a manuscript -- 3. Responsibilities of an editor -- 3.1 Book style sheet -- 3.2 The SBL handbook of style -- 3.3 The Chicago manual of style -- 3.4 Other authorities -- 4. General style -- 4.1 Punctuation -- 4.2 Numbers -- 4.3 Terminology -- 5. Transliterating and transcribing ancient texts -- 5.1 Hebrew -- 5.2 Aramaic -- 5.3 Greek -- 5.4 Coptic -- 5.5 Akkadian -- 5.6 Egyptian -- 5.7 Ugaritic -- 5.8 Other ancient languages -- 5.9 Transcribing ancient texts -- 6. Notes and bibliographies -- 6.1 Rules -- 6.2 General examples: books -- 6.3 General examples: journal articles, reviews, and dissertations 6.4 Special examples -- 6.5 Author-Date citations -- 7. Indexes -- 7.1 Types of indexes -- 7.2 Alphabetizing -- 8. Abbreviations -- 8.1 General abbreviations -- 8.2 Bible texts and versions -- 8.3 Primary sources: Ancient texts -- 8.4 Secondary sources: Journals, major reference works, and series -- Appendix A: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament cannons -- Appendix B: English/Hebrew/Greek versification -- Appendix C: Tests from the Judean desert -- Appendix D: Shepherd of Hermas.

The SBL Handbook of Style has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest practices among scholars, editors, and publishers as well as to take into account current trends in scholarly publishing. This edition has been meticulously supplemented with important new subject matter that fills gaps in the first edition. New material include: clearer and more comprehensive guideline for authors in preparing manuscripts for publication, including a discussion on Unicode fonts; an expanded list of authorities; expanded guidelines on style rules for numbers; a list of ancient Near Eastern archaeological site names; an expansive discussion of the treatment of quranic sources; an expanded and improved list of capitalization and spelling examples; addition of a section on Islamic dates; an introduction on the principles of transliteration and transcription; addition of capital letters to the transliteration scheme for Greek; a substantially revised and updated discussion of Akkadian transliteration; addition of Sumerian, Hittite, Old Persian, Moabite, Edomite, Ammonite, Syriac, Mandaic, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Turkish to the list of ancient languages treated; a more complete discussion of the rules of citation; new rules for the treatment of Latin titles; a comprehensive list of publishers and their places of publication; an explanation of electronic resource identifiers (DOIs versus URLs); detailed guidelines for citing a variety of electronic sources; clearer and more comprehensive guidelines for preparing indexes; an expanded list of technical abbreviations; expanded coverage of rabbinic works and ancient codices; a thoroughly updated and expanded list of secondary sources. --

9781589839656 158983965X

22573/ctt13z9jz7 JSTOR


Bible--Historiography--Authorship--Style manuals.
Bible.


To 622


Church history--Authorship--Style manuals.
History, Ancient--Authorship--Style manuals.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES--Composition & Creative Writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES--Rhetoric.
REFERENCE--Writing Skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES--Style Manuals.
Authorship.
Church history--Authorship.
Civilization--Historiography.


Middle East--History--Authorship--Style manuals.
Middle East--Civilization--Historiography--To 622--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Middle East.


Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
History.
Style manuals.
Style manuals.

PN147 / .S25 2014eb

808/.027

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