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Referencing: MLA Style

information on how to cite sources used in your research according to MLA Style

Citing Biblical Resources

based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition

The Bible

The Bible. New International Version, Zondervan, 2002.

In-text: This beatitude refers to man's disposition before God (New International Version, Matt. 5:5). This same idea is seen in the Psalms as well (Ps. 37:11).

Peterson, Eugene H. The Message. NavPress, 2002.

In-text: In his contemporary translation of the Bible, The Message, Peterson gives fresh expression to Psalm 23.

Bible Commentary

Moo, Douglas. Romans. The NIV Life Application Commentary, Zondervan, 2000.

In-text: One commentary examines Paul's discussion of the Holy Spirit in Romans 8 in a helpful way (Moo 249).

Bible Dictionary/Encyclopedia

Badcock, Gary D. "Calling/Vocation." Dictionary for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Baker Academic, 2005, pp. 94-96.

In-text: In his entry on calling and vocation he examines how calling is understood throughout the Bible (Badcock 94-95).‚Äč

Bible Handbook

Perrin, Nicholas. "Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus." The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall, Baker Books, 2011, pp. 670-71.

In-text: Describing Jerusalem, Perrin examines the economic diversity of the city (670).

Bible Software

Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. InterVarsity Press, 1993. Accordance Bible Software, Bible Study Collection (Version 11), OakTree Software, 2014.

In-text: Keener shows the importance of knowing Bible background (4).

 

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