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 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?
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: 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
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
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?
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