Saturday, August 11, 2018

The SBL Handbook of Style 2nd Edition by Society of Biblical Literature (SBR Press)

This is a major upgrade on the first edition. I use SBL style occasionally as a copyeditor, and I wasn't aware there was a second edition until I encountered a job that required it. So I ordered the book and liked it--except for the price. But this has much more detail than the first edition, with nice cross-refs to the Chicago Manual of Style, and I'm hoping it will be a valuable reference tool for the next several years.

The definitive source for how to write and publish in the field of biblical studies

The long-awaited second edition of the essential style manual for writing and publishing in biblical studies and related fields includes key style changes, updated and 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 seventeen ancient languages.

Expanded lists of abbreviations for use in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and early Christian studies
Information for transliterating seventeen ancient languages
Exhaustive examples for citing print and electronic sources

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