From the Inside Flap
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
From the Back Cover
" . . . A major service for the community of biblical scholars. This comprehensive but handy stylesheet, building on the base of the SBL guidelines, incorporates all that most authors and editors currently need to know about the technical dimensions of publishing activity, from commas and hyphens to abbreviations, from transliterations to forms of annotation. All that's left to authors is to come up with good ideas. All editors have to do is to learn what is here."
--Harold W. Attridge, Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School
"The SBL Handbook of Style is an astonishing book, a true 'one-stop' reference for authors preparing manuscripts in biblical studies and related fields. It covers an amazing range of topics, from what every literate scholar should know (but may not) to what only the most erudite expert in an obscure sub-field of the discipline would be likely to know. Do you need to know how to cite an Internet publication? Whose job it is to prepare the index and secure permissions? How properly to alphabetize Abraham ibn Ezra (and why)? What the abbreviation AAeg stands for? It's all here. Written in a clear and often witty style, this volume should substantially reduce the incidence of tears and tantrums that so often beset the process of manuscript preparation. Before long biblical scholars will wonder how we ever got along without this indispensable reference work. Every graduate program should make the SBL Handbook of Style a required text."
--Carol A. Newsom, Professor of Old Testament, Emory University " . . . A formidable tool for the twenty-first century that will-and must-be on the desk of every author and editor in the biblical fields, for it combines the most relevant material from the general style manuals with the essentials for publishing on biblical literature broadly conceived."
--Eldon J. Epp, Harkness Professor of Biblical Literature, Emeritus Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Emeritus Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio