Guidelines for Footnote and Bibliography Entries for Articles and Commentaries according to The SBL Handbook of Style (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1999).
(Consult the Handbook for further details and examples.)
Article in a Theological Dictionary
Footnotes referring to articles in theological dictionaries should credit the author of the article (rather than the editor of the dictionary) and refer to the title of the specific article (rather than merely the title of the dictionary in which it is found).
2 H. Beyer, “diakone,w,” TDNT 2:81–87.
3 K. Dahn, “o[ra,w,” NIDNTT 3:511–18.
4 Beyer, TDNT 2:87.
5 Dahn, NIDNTT 3:511.
In the bibliography, it is not necessary to cite each individual article from a theological dictionary. One may cite the dictionary in a more general fashion:
Brown, Colin, ed. New
International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. 4 vols.
Kittel, G., and G. Friedrich, eds. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. Translated by G. W. Bromiley. 10
Encyclopedia or Dictionary Article
6 K. Stendahl, “Biblical Theology, Contemporary,” IDB 1:418.
7 Stendahl, “Biblical Theology,” 1:419.
Stendahl, K. “Biblical Theology, Contemporary.” Pages 418–32
in vol. 1 of The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Edited by G. A. Buttrick. 4 vols.
8 Blake Leyerle, “John Chrysostom on the Gaze,” JECS 1 (1993): 160.
9 Leyerle, “Chrysostom,” 161.
Leyerle, Blake. “John Chrysostom on the Gaze.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 1 (1993): 159–74.
Commentaries (single or multivolume commentaries, respectively):
10 Morna Hooker, The Gospel according to Saint Mark (BNTC 2; Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1991), 223.
11 Mitchell Dahood, Psalms (3 vols.; AB 16–17A; Garden City: Doubleday, 1965–1970), 3:127.
12 Hooker, Mark, 224.
13 Dahood, Psalms, 2:121.
Hooker, Morna. The Gospel
according to Saint Mark. Black’s New Testament Commentaries 2.
Dahood, Mitchell. Psalms. 3 vols. Anchor Bible 16–17A. Garden City: Doubleday, 1965–1970.