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The Bible, Qur'an, Talmud

Works Cited

Title. Editor statement, Firstname Surname of Editor, Publisher, Year of publication.

The Bible. Authorized King James Version, Oxford UP, 1998.

The New Jerusalem Bible. General editor, Henry Wansbrough, Doubleday, 1985.

The Qur'an. Trans. by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, Oxford UP, 2005.

The Koran:commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated by George Sale, London, 1764


(New Jerusalem Bible, 1 Chron. 21.8)

(The Bible, Rev. 21.3)

The Qu'ran makes use of . . . or Using allegory to . . . (The Qur'an, Joseph 12:69)


  • If directly quoting the text, page numbers are not required as the chapter and verse information is sufficient.
  • If the book is not a first edition, place the edition number after the title followed by the abbreviation, ed. (for example, 3rd ed.)
  • In the body of your text, general references to scriptural works like the Bible, Talmud, and Koran in-text should not be italicized unless you refer to a specific published edition.