Expedition Update: Summer 2023

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

Carrying on the Legacy

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

Celebrating Twenty Years of Digitally Preserving New Testament Manuscripts

When you find high-tech cameras, facsimiles, and cake in a banquet room, you know that CSNTM is celebrating with friends. The Center staff and many of our friends gathered on Saturday, September 10th for an early birthday party (our actual birthday was September 13th!). Guests gathered to reflect on two decades of digitally preserving NewContinue reading Celebrating Twenty Years of Digitally Preserving New Testament Manuscripts

CSNTM From 2002 to 2022

On September 13th, CSNTM will celebrate its twentieth year. The number of stories bound up in the time between CSNTM’s beginning and today could fill a novel—an interesting one at that. For now, we will reflect on some of the key moments on the journey from 2002 to the present day. Make plans to joinContinue reading CSNTM From 2002 to 2022

CSNTM in the UK

Earlier this month, a team from CSNTM departed on our first international expedition since 2019. With anticipation, the small crew packed up the equipment and travelled to the Lambeth Palace Library in London. The research fellows spent the first couple of weeks carefully examining each manuscript for photography, recording metadata for future study and cataloging.Continue reading CSNTM in the UK

Expedition: Museum of the Bible

By: Mark Gaither At long last, as travel restrictions lift, CSNTM hits the road again! In mid-December 2021, a team traveled to Houston Baptist University, where the Dunham Bible Museum has an extensive collection of early printed Greek New Testaments. (Look for news and image uploads soon.) Then, in January, Dr. Wallace led a smallContinue reading Expedition: Museum of the Bible

Headaches Almost Extinct: CSNTM Trains in New York City on State-of-the-Art Equipment

By: Laura Peisker Bandy Decades of sore muscles, negotiating with fragile manuscripts to frame the perfect shot, and hours of post-processing are almost history! Elijah Hixson, Mark Gaither, Laura Bandy, and CSNTM volunteer Jason Pedersen, a doctoral candidate at Dallas Theological Seminary, met in New York City this month for training on Digital Transition’s DTContinue reading Headaches Almost Extinct: CSNTM Trains in New York City on State-of-the-Art Equipment

Expedition: Museum of the Bible

  Your matched gift can preserve more Greek New Testament manuscripts. It’s been a very long eighteen months for everyone, and no less so for CSNTM. We used the time wisely, however. During the pandemic shutdown, we carefully evaluated and improved our infrastructure, processes, equipment, and training. We wanted to be sure that when theContinue reading Expedition: Museum of the Bible