How do you reference the Bible in a Biblio?

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  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    OK another weird question by me:

    I am writing a paper on Biomedical Ethics and Religion: how religion has an influence on govt policy despite the official seperation of church and state.
    Anywho, how do I cite and reference the Bible?!? :confused:
    What do I put down for author and year? :rolleyes:
    Edition? Page numbers???

    I am serious here how do cite and ref it?

    cheers
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    You'd put the specific name, publisher and year of your Bible. Then you'd put which part of the Bible it was from.

    For example: "Struik Christian Books Holy Bible (1983) Mark 3:14, Romans 2:17"

    That was merely an example, I found a random Bible on Amazon and made up some chapters.
     
  3. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    I think it would be something like:

    Almighty, God. The Bible. Jerusalem: Harper Collins, 5000 B.C.

    I could be way off though :p
     
  4. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Like this:

    The Holy Bible, King James Version.
    ....Philadelphia: Westminster, 1952.

    (Of course, if it is not King James, change the info as you need)

    More info here.
     
  5. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    that made me chuckle :D
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    :D

    Although I would have thought Regnery Publishing would claim to own the copyright...
     
  7. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    No, more like

    Father, Holy. The Bible : Fiction. Khirbet: Qumran Scrolling Company 120-145 A.D.
     
  8. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

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    umm...thanks:p

    now how about citing in text I am used to (Smith 2000:19-23) style how do I do it with the Bible?
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You win teh internets :D
     
  10. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    You quote it chapter and verse :)

    "To everything there is a season" (Eccl 3:13 KJV)

    Google lead me here.

    http://hbl.gcc.edu/citingBIBLE.htm
     
  11. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    I didn't think anyone cited the Bible anymore. :p

    Actually, I don't think you cite the Bible since its technically a work of common knowledge. Kind of like how you don't cite the textbook that you use in the class for which you are writing a paper.
     
  12. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Or how about:
    Almighty, God, and Christ, Jesus H., et al. The Holy Bible Ed. Desiderius Erasmus. Froben Press, 1516.
     
  13. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I am using a direct quote so I need to cite it. I had no problem with the other holy books since they do have authoryear etc, but the Bible just stumped me...
     
  14. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Just preface it with "God told me, '...'"
     
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