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SBL Handbook of Style, Second Edition
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SBL Handbook of Style, Second Edition


SBL Press 2014

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


The SBL Handbook of Style is the definitive style manual on writing and publishing in the field of biblical studies and related disciplines. The updated second edition reflects the latest practices and trends among scholars, editors, and publishers. It also includes key style changes, expanded abbreviation and spelling sample lists, a list of archaeological site names, material on qur’anic sources, detailed information on citing electronic sources, and expanded guidelines for the transliteration and transcription of 17 ancient languages.

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For more reference works, check out Brill’s Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship.

Key Features

  • Includes information for transliterating 17 ancient languages
  • Explains new rules for the treatment of Latin titles
  • Supplies expanded coverage of rabbinic works and ancient codices


  • Responsibilities of an Author
  • Responsibilities of an Editor
  • General Style
  • Transliterating and Transcribing Ancient Texts
  • Notes and Biographies
  • Indexes
  • Abbreviations
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Canons
  • English/Hebrew/Greek Versification
  • Texts from the Judean Desert
  • Shepherd of Hermas

Praise for the Print Edition

Every graduate program should make The SBL Handbook of Style a required text.

Carol A. Newsom, Professor, Candler School of Theology

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About The Society of Biblical Literature

The Society of Biblical Literature, founded in 1880, is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines.

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