Norms for Preparing the Manuscript
1. Font. Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman font, with the text in 12 point font
and footnotes in the 10 point font.
2. The title of the article should be no longer that twelve words, including any biblical quotation.
3. The length of the manuscripts, including text and footnotes, should be no longer than 55,000
characters (not counting spaces).
4. All punctuation marks are to be placed after quotation marks: e.g., “word”, “word”.
5. Biblical citations are to be made as follows: Genesis 2; Genesis 2–3; Gen 2,1 – 3,15; Gen 2,1;
Gen 2,1-3; Gen 2,1.3.5. References to one or more verses of a text previously cited may be
indicated as follows: v. 1; vv. 2-5; vv. 1, 3, 5.
6. Citations of ancient texts in their original language must be limited to words or phrases that
are essential for the argument being made. While BibleWorks fonts are still acceptable, authors
are asked to insert non-Latin characters using Unicode fonts: for Hebrew preferably SBL_Hbrw
(14 point in text and 12 point in footnotes), and for Greek preferably IFAO-Grec-Unicode (12
point in text and 10 point in footnotes). The consonantal text of Hebrew or Aramaic is to be used
except in those cases in which the vocalized text is essential for the discussion.
7. Footnotes should not occupy more than 25% of the entire text. They are to be printed at the
bottom of the page on which a number referring to them appears in the text. Footnote references
should come after a single space and be followed by a punctuation mark: e.g., Word ¹, “Word” ¹.
8. The text of the article should not include more than three levels of subdivision.
9. Contributors are asked to provide also a short summary in English of no more than 100
Norms for Bibliographical References
1. The name of the author is to be printed as follows: initial(s) of the first name(s), then the
surname (in CAPS & SMALL CAPS), followed by a comma. In the case of multiple authors, names
are to be separated with an n-dash (‒).
2. The titles of books are to be printed in italics, followed by a period; subtitles are to be printed
in regular type.
3. Further publication information is to be placed within parentheses: (series title and volume
followed by a semicolon, then the place and year of publication). All places of publication in the
USA are to be indicated as follows: name of the city followed by a comma, and then the postal
abbreviation of the state. If the place is New York (City), the reference to the state is not given.
4. The relevant page numbers should follow the closing parenthesis, avoiding the use of
abbreviations, such as p., pp., f., ff., S., SS.