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?
How many Greek manuscripts of the New Testament are there? In the latest installment of Ask the Prof, CSNTM research fellows David Flood and Denis Salgado tackle the question, “How many Greek manuscripts of the New Testament are there?” Scholars and speakers have offered up many suggestions of what this number might be. As DenisContinue reading Ask the Prof: How many Greek manuscripts of the New Testament Are There?
By: Todd Leibovitz We have all, at some point, entered a bookstore excited to find a new adventure or love story to read. We look at the signs indicating genres. We meander around a section perusing titles and their covers. As we decide what to read, we may ask, “Do I know the author?” “WillContinue reading Manuscripts 101: Manuscript Materials
By: Daniel B. Wallace, CEO & Executive Director of CSNTM With sorrow today, we at CSNTM honor and remember Filippos Tsimpoglou, the late Director General of the National Library of Greece. From 2014 until his untimely death, he led the library through important projects. The CSNTM team worked closely with Filippos from 2014–2016 in aContinue reading Farewell, Filippos Tsimpoglou
At CSNTM we aim to provide the highest quality and most helpful resources to improve our understanding of the New Testament text and its history. We, therefore, seek out the latest, most effective technology for safely preserving the precious historic documents that we work with. CSNTM recently obtained a new piece of equipment specially designedContinue reading New Technology, New Possibilities!
By: Andrew J. Patton Editor’s note: This post goes into more detail about one aspect of catena manuscripts. For a more general introduction to Greek New Testament catena manuscripts, see the previous Manuscripts 101 blog on Greek New Testament catena manuscripts. Greek New Testament catena manuscripts contain two primary texts: the Greek New Testament andContinue reading Manuscripts 101: The Layout of Greek New Testament Catena Manuscripts