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Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. I am using Bible passages in an essay and I cannot seem to understand how to properly cite. What do I do about page numbers, as the professor will not likely use the same edition as me?
A. That’s right: in Bibles, the book, chapter, and verse numbers are for the most part the same in all editions, whereas the page numbers are not. It’s a good idea to note somewhere in your essay which version of the Bible you are using, and then simply cite book, chapter, and verse. In Chicago style, for example, that would be Genesis 3:1.