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Biblical Studies: SBL Citation Style

This guide will lead you to library and external resources that will help you in you biblical studies research.

SBL Handbook available in the Library and as Ebook


Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. This will save you a lot of time in your research.

Using SBL Style

SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Style is used for most biblical studies courses at Tyndale. Based on Chicago/Turabian Style, it uses specific abbreviations and conventions particularly related to biblical studies.

How to cite the Bible in your essay