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Chicago Citation Style: Scriptural References

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 16th edition.

Scriptural References (14.252-14.255 / pp. 757-758)

Scriptural references appear in the Notes section only, not the bibliography.

General Format 

Full Note:

1. Name of the Book (in roman and often abbreviated) Chapter:Verse 
      (Version being Cited).

Concise Note: 

2. Same as above.

Bibliography:

Not included.

Example

Full Note:

1. 6.2 Kings 11:8 (New Revised Standard Version). 

Concise Note: 

2. Same as above. 

Bibliography:

Not included.

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About Citing Other Sources

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing sources.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.

         

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