How do I cite the Bible in Chicago Style?



Footnotes referring to the Bible should include book, chapter, and verse. However, since books and numberings are not identical in different versions, it is essential to identify which version is being cited. 

Traditional abbreviations:

  1. 2 Kings 11:8 (New Revised Standard Version). 
  2. 1 Cor. 6:1-10 (New Revised Standard Version). 



References to the Jewish or Christian scriptures usually appear only in footnotes rather than in bibliographies. 


If you need further help, contact a librarian.


  • Last Updated Jun 04, 2024
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