By: Andrew J. Patton When asked by the apostle Philip if he understood what he was reading, the Ethiopian Eunuch replied, “How can I . . . unless someone explains it to me” (Acts 8:31). As long as biblical writings have existed, people have sought explanations of them. Many Greek New Testament manuscripts come with a commentaryContinue reading Manuscripts 101: Greek New Testament Catena Manuscripts
Do you enjoy shopping for Christmas gifts from the comfort of your couch? Or, do you prefer online shopping so that you have more time to pack in festivities in the holiday season? Either way, you can give more than Christmas gifts as you’re scrolling through options of holiday oven mitts for your cookie-baking friend.Continue reading Support CSNTM while you shop online!
This week, as many of us break from our work and gather with others to reflect on the year, I find much for which to give thanks. CSNTM will soon end one of our best years ever. Once travel restrictions were lifted, we sent teams to Houston, Washington, D.C., and London to photograph manuscripts. InContinue reading A Thanksgiving Message from Dr. Wallace
The CSNTM Digital Manuscript Collection regularly grows as new digital images of Greek New Testament manuscripts—housed in institutions all over the world—are added to our website. We are always striving to make our manuscript collection more convenient, comprehensive, and accessible. Since October, we have added the following manuscripts photographed at the Lambeth Palace Library toContinue reading November 2022 Digital Collection Additions
What do manuscripts have to do with translation? Millions of people own or use a printed copy of the New Testament that has been translated into various languages or versions. How are the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament related to these translations? Listen in as Prof Wallace explains how the manuscripts provide the basisContinue reading Ask the Prof: What do manuscripts have to do with bible translation?
The CSNTM Digital Manuscript Collection regularly grows as new digital images of Greek New Testament manuscripts—housed in institutions all over the world—are added to our website. We are always striving to make our manuscript collection more convenient, comprehensive, and accessible. Since August, we have added the following manuscripts photographed at the Lambeth Palace Library toContinue reading October 2021 Digital Collection Additions
Whether or not you self-identify as an “organized person,” every human uses organized systems to navigate life. Most stores arrange products by type, brand, use, or another relationship. Traffic laws and signs allow us to navigate without the danger or chaos that would ensue without them. Your own work desk and home involve some organizationContinue reading Manuscripts 101: GA Numbers
In the early years, CSNTM operations involved three to four people traveling for two to three weeks in the summer. The small group would visit a site with manuscripts to either examine or, after securing permission, photograph them. These expeditions relied on both, securing difficult-to-earn permission and raising the necessary funds for equipment and travel.Continue reading Carrying on the Legacy
How does digitization preserve the New Testament? One of the most important results of digitizing New Testament manuscripts is the preservation of the text and the manuscripts that contain it. How does that happen? Our New Testament textual criticism prof just so happens to have twenty years of experience digitizing Greek New Testament manuscripts. Dr.Continue reading Ask the Prof: How does digitization preserve the New Testament?
CSNTM’s founder, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, spoke with Preston Sprinkle on his podcast, Theology in the Raw. In their conversation, Dr. Wallace covered a number of issues regarding variants among New Testament manuscripts. He reviews the history of how scholars dealt with variants and explained ways that scholars wrestle with the variants and make decisions.Continue reading Dr. Wallace on the Theology in the Raw Podcast