CSNTM Founder and C.E.O., Daniel B. Wallace, assists in dating of papyrus fragments, containing the oldest surviving text of the Sermon on the Mount and the Gospel of Thomas, to a time predating the canonization of the New Testament. Who, What, When, Where? An early papyrus containing texts from Matthew, Luke, and the Gospel ofContinue reading Dr. Daniel B. Wallace Contributes to New Publication of Papyrus with Early Sayings of Jesus
CSNTM’s digital collections research fellow, Denis Salgado, answers the question, “What is a colophon?” in this installment of the Ask the Prof series. Colophons provide us with information giving us insight into the context of a particular document’s production. Denis shares what some of those details were, how researchers analyze them, and how these littleContinue reading Ask the Prof: What is a Colophon?
Each year CSNTM invites 3–5 graduate students to intern at the Center who demonstrate a strong proficiency in working with the New Testament and have proven to be excellent students. These promising individuals participate in a year of challenging and enriching activities under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel B. Wallace and the CSNTM research staff.Continue reading Meet the 2023–24 CSNTM Interns
By: Preston Russell When you think of the word “autograph,” what comes to mind? Perhaps Michael Jordan’s signature on a framed jersey he wore in the final game of the 1996 playoffs, or maybe even John Hancock’s famous signature on the Declaration of Independence… Well, despite these colloquial usages, in the world of New TestamentContinue reading Manuscripts 101: What is an Autograph?
CSNTM’s research team is ending out on an eventful Summer of expeditions and ongoing projects! Throughout their trips to Germany, New Orleans, and the United Kingdom, the CSNTM research team made extensive progress on several ongoing projects, which they will continue working on when they return to these locations. In addition to these advances, Dr.Continue reading Expedition Update: Summer 2023
How many manuscripts did Erasmus use? Desiderius Erasmus was a 16th-century scholar especially known for his work preparing Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. Most notably, he prepared the first critical edition of the Greek New Testament in 1516. (For a reminder on what a “critical edition” of the Greek New Testament is,Continue reading Ask the Prof: How Many Manuscripts Did Erasmus Use When He Published the First Critical Edition of the Greek New Testament?
The Fall 2022 edition of the award-winning DTS Magazine featured our founder and CEO, Dr. Dan Wallace, who will soon retire as Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He will continue his involvement with the school, but plans to devote all of his energies to CSNTM as early as JulyContinue reading The Manuscript Detective
New Testament textual scholars work with manuscripts to determine the earliest text. Primarily, they investigate textual variants among the many copies of the New Testament text. Listen as CSNTM research fellows David Flood and Denis Salgado answer the question, “What is a textual variant?” While explaining what a textual variant is, David and Denis alsoContinue reading Ask the Prof: What is a textual variant?
By: Mark W. Gaither Our first expedition for 2023 took a small team to the Museum of the Bible storage facility in Oklahoma City, where we imaged several manuscripts and fragments. This included GA 2813, a 13th century manuscript containing the Gospels of Luke and John, once owned by Dr. Charles Ryrie. It also happensContinue reading Our Long History with GA 2813, the Charles Ryrie Manuscript
By: Denis Salgado How Did Variants Arise? As I write this—I mean, as I type this—I realize how much computers have simplified the writing process. No need for drippy feather quills or smudgy ink. And copying a text? That’s even easier, right? That’s what copy machines and scanners are for! We can easily create exactContinue reading Manuscripts 101: What is a textual variant?