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The SBL Handbook of Style: For Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies Hardcover – November 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. (November 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156563487X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565634879
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""The SBL Handbook of Style" is precisely what is needed for the next generation or two or three of scholars in our field and for everybody in the chain from author to editor to printer, including all the half-steps in between. I hope that "The Handbook" will draw together everybody who publishes in this field to agree to adopt it as the bible for publishing scholarly works in our discipline. Having a uniform standard, and a detailed exposition of the rules and the whys and the wherefores of this intricate business, will go a long way to clarifying and simplifying the work of both writer and reader of these erudite products. I could not be more enthusiastic about a volume that I can recommend to one and all, and to which I can send innocent, ignorant, and recalcitrant authors and editors, and all the rest."--David Noel Freedman, Professor of History, and Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies, University of California, San Diego

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Patrick H. Alexander, John F. Kutsko, Ph.D., James D. Ernest, and Shirley A. Decker-Lucke comprise the editorial staff of Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, Massachusetts.

David L. Petersen, Ph.D., is Professor of Old Testament at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, and Chair, SBL Research and Publications

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It has a clear concise table of contents that allows the reader to quickly navigate to the relevant helps.
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Because this book gives you the information you need to make your papers, articles, and books conform to the most used style in religious literature today--SBL.
Jay Matthew Barnes
If you are studying Hebrew or Ancient Semitic languages you need this book for documentation and for dissertations.
Alan Mangum

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. M. on March 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This easy-to-use, inexpensive volume is a must-own for all who write in the fields of biblical and ancient near eastern studies. College and seminary students, graduate students, teachers, and researchers will find this book a fine substitute for Turabian and/or the CMOS for all but the most obscure situations. The discipline-specific nature of the work also allows greater depth of coverage without making it overlong. Get it today, or be behind the standard tomorrow.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay Matthew Barnes on April 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book must be on your shelf within easy reach if you are a graduate student of religion, a seminary student, or a scholar in the wide field of religion. Why? Because this book gives you the information you need to make your papers, articles, and books conform to the most used style in religious literature today--SBL.

In other words--student, when you see this on your recommended booklist for a religion class, buy it! It will help you make better grades! And, scholars, it will cut down editing time for submitting work for publication as well.

To put it colloquially, this book is the "Bible" of religious research!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Mitchell on June 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Although I teach a seminary course on research and bibliography, I hesitate to fully recommend this book. The book is eccentric in placing editors, translators and other random information within the same parentheses normally reserved for publication information in footnotes.
This eccentric practice is different from all other standard systems.
I would recommend the new edition of Turabian (2007) for footnote style.
Of course if you are writing for SBL publications you will have to use the eccentric SBL style. Other parts of the book giving correct forms for abbreviation, spelling and capitalization are useful for those specializing in biblical and theological studies.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David A. Baer VINE VOICE on September 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
As the premier North-American-based professional association of biblical scholars, the Society of Biblical Literature ('SBL') not only publishes the prestigious and tightly-edited Journal of Biblical Literature ('JBL'); its influence has a knock-on effect on other journals in this and ancillary fields.

Thus, the imperative of an authoritative 'SBL' style guide is obvious. Not so evident is how we lived without a full style guide for so many years until this superb collaborative project between SBL and Hendrickson Publishers emerged.

The editors have removed one of our last remaining excuses for sloppiness and inconsistency. I suppose we owe them our thanks ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Mangum on October 8, 2009
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If you are studying Hebrew or Ancient Semitic languages you need this book for documentation and for dissertations. Excellent and a requirement for the Socity of Biblical Languages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timothy A. Koch on January 18, 2013
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If you have to buy this book, good luck on your thesis/dissertation. Keep a Turabian nearby, this won't answer all your questions, and Turabian is much more exhaustive...but this SBL Handbook does address all matters of Bibilical literature very well.
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