""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