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).

First footnote:

2 H. Beyer, “diakone,w,” TDNT 2:81–87.

3 K. Dahn, “o[ra,w,” NIDNTT 3:511–18.

Subsequent footnote:

4 Beyer, TDNT 2:87.

5 Dahn, NIDNTT 3:511.

 

Bibliography entry:

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. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975–1985.

Kittel, G., and G. Friedrich, eds. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.  Translated by G. W. Bromiley. 10 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964–1976.

 

Encyclopedia or Dictionary Article

First footnote:

6 K. Stendahl, “Biblical Theology, Contemporary,” IDB 1:418.

Subsequent footnote:

7 Stendahl, “Biblical Theology,” 1:419.

 

Bibliography entry:

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.  Nashville: Abingdon, 1962.

 

Journal Article

First footnote:

8 Blake Leyerle, “John Chrysostom on the Gaze,” JECS 1 (1993): 160.

Subsequent footnote:

9 Leyerle, “Chrysostom,” 161.

 

Bibliography entry:

Leyerle, Blake. “John Chrysostom on the Gaze.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 1 (1993): 159–74.

 

Commentaries (single or multivolume commentaries, respectively):

First footnote:

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.

Subsequent footnote:

12 Hooker, Mark, 224.

13 Dahood, Psalms, 2:121.

 

Bibliography entry:

Hooker, Morna. The Gospel according to Saint Mark. Black’s New Testament Commentaries 2. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1991.

Dahood, Mitchell. Psalms. 3 vols. Anchor Bible 16–17A. Garden City: Doubleday, 1965–1970.