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REL110 (LIFE Section): Citation Help

When to Cite

Cite whenever using words (direct quotation) or ideas (paraphrasing) from a source.

Citing the Bible

Basic Format:

The Bible (version). (year of publication). Location: Publisher.

Citing Commentaries

Here are a few examples of how to cite a commentary:

Commentary (print)
Von Rad, G. (1972). Genesis. (Rev. ed.). Old Testament Library. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press.

Commentary with individually written articles (online)
Fretheim, T. (1994). The Book of Genesis: Introduction, commentary, and reflection. In The New Interpreter's Bible: General articles & introduction, commentary, & reflections for each book of the Bible, including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994. Retrieved from


Here are a few links to help you out with your APA citations.

Remember you can also use the "Cite this item" link in the library catalog as well.