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Do I need to cite the Bible?

peachykeen 1 / 6  
Nov 18, 2009   #1
I am using an example (not a quote) from the Bible. I am basically using Paul being struck blind at Damascus to show that blindness is a recurring biblical element. I was wondering if I have to cite the Bible (and the book, verse, etc.) if I am simply giving a quick reference to the story.


pcvrz34g 22 / 117  
Nov 18, 2009   #2
If you're not directly taking quotes out of the Bible, it isn't required that you cite it. However, it would be VERY useful if you do, just in case the reader wants to read the story more thoroughly. I would cite it just because it doesn't hurt to. (:
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,334 129  
Nov 19, 2009   #4
Sarah, you get the award for Best Username of the Week.

You win some important advice about google: You can always find this sort of info on google ehow.com/how_4425923_cite-bible-mla-style.html

I think it looks really impressive when one cites the Bible. I don't know why I feel that way. Ha ha...
Keng 39 / 134  
Dec 2, 2009   #5
when i copy a paragraph from other sources such as poem prose and literature, i have to cite an author or just copy everything and than convert it into my own paragraph. I need the answer.

Thank you
starzia 3 / 6  
Dec 3, 2009   #6
Yes, I think you should cite Bible, such as what scripture come from, and what kind the bible it is.

My school is religious private high school, so when we wirte a paper something that include the bible, we should cite what scripture come from and where, and what bible did we use.

Hopefully, this comment will be helpful to you : )
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,334 129  
Dec 4, 2009   #7
I need the answer.

Hello Panyapon! Yes, you need to change it all into your words and then cite the author.

Please post a few paragraphs of your writing in a NEW THREAD, and I will tell you if you are doing it right!


Kind regards
timeturner36 8 / 26  
Dec 21, 2009   #8
You should cite the bible because it is one of the most published books and there are many editions, thus page numbers are all different and different publications might differ a bit in translation and such. Always cite!

A great way to do that is to go on easybib.com - it's actually easier than citation machine too, since it does it for you.

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