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Weird Cutters

Most cuttering can be done by following the directions in “Basic Cuttering.” However, there are many situations that these directions don’t quite cover, or that need further explanation. These situations will be covered here.
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The main entry for the Bible is usually a 130 (uniform title) field, which means that all versions of the Bible would have the same Cutter number. The Bible and all of its individual books have their own Dewey numbers, which allows for some “fudging” of the Cutters. In addition, the Cutters can show the different versions of the Bible.


  1. The 130  (or 630) field gives the version, section, and date of the Bible in hand.  Cutter for the version and add the date. If no version is given, Cutter for Bible.


       Ex.: a version of the Bible

130 0  Bible. ‡l English. ‡s Confraternity. ‡f 1961.


220.52                  -Dewey for the Bible +

C748                     -Cutter for the Confraternity version +

1961                      -date of edition from 130 field



Ex.: one book from the Bible

130 0  Bible.  ‡p N.T.  ‡p John.  ‡l English.  ‡s Brown.  ‡f 1966.  Translated by R. Brown.


226.5                    -Dewey for Gospel of John +

B582                     -Cutter for version/translator of Gospel (R. Brown) +

1966                      -date of edition from 130 field



  1. For a criticism or other work about the Bible or any of its parts, do the same procedure.


Ex.:  a textural criticism of Exodus

   100 1  Finegan, Jack, ‡d 1908-

               245 10  Let my people go : ‡b a journey through Exodus

               630 00 Bible. ‡p O.T. ‡p Exodus ‡x Criticism, interpretation, etc.


      222.12                  -Dewey for Exodus

      F495L                   -Cutter and work mark for Finegan and title