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How do you cite the Bible or other classic works?

This page reflects guidance from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual.

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Reference list entries are not required when you cite ancient Greek and Roman works or classical religious works. However, in the first text citation, indicate the version of the classic work you used.

Examples of how to cite classical works can be found in the APA Style® blog.

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