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?
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?
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: 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