A Big Welcome to CSNTM’s 2021–2022 Interns!

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts welcomes its newest intern cohort! This new group of talented graduate students will study the field of New Testament textual criticism through reading seminars and personal research assignments, and will receive digitization training for upcoming expeditions. They will also have the opportunity to develop their academic interests and communication skills in CSNTM’s collaborative environment. Interns play a vital role in CSNTM’s mission to preserve, share, and study Greek New Testament manuscripts, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to mentor, inspire, and work alongside each of these students.

Take a moment to meet this year’s cohort:

Preston Russell

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Last book read: Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model, by David G. Benner

Academic Inspiration(s): Jonathan Edwards, F. F. Bruce, Andrew Schmutzer (Moody Bible Institute), and Daniel B. Wallace

The Office or Parks and Recreation: The Office, of course!

What are you excited to learn or do in your internship this year?

I am thrilled to learn more about how to access the text of the original autographs of the New Testament this year, so that I can see who God is, His heart, and His ways as clearly as I can in His amazing Word. I am also thrilled at the opportunity to grow as a researcher in Biblical studies, so that I can unearth the truth of God’s Word for His people in the deepest, most nuanced way that I possibly can.

Tori Andrew

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Last book read: Little Bee, by Chris Cleave

Academic Inspiration(s): I have been honored to learn under many excellent and inspiring professors during my time at Dallas Theological Seminary. I am especially indebted to Dr. J. William Johnston, who first introduced me to text criticism and the work of CSNTM, and to Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, who has fostered and furthered my interest in the field. I am also indebted to Dr. Sandra Glahn and Dr. Karen Giesen, who have both demonstrated to me academically and personally that women’s voices can and should be valued in this field.

The Office or Parks and Recreation: I am sure I’m in the minority, but I haven’t watched either of these shows.

What are you excited to learn or do in your internship this year?

I am excited to index manuscripts for the CSNTM website, to do some original research, and to become better equipped to share with others about the validity and reliability of the New Testament.

Todd Leibovitz

Hometown: Seguin, Texas

Last book read: Rethinking New Testament Textual Criticism, edited by David Alan Black

Academic inspirations: Dr. Wallace, Erasmus, and Peter Gurry

The Office or Parks and Recreation: What’s “The Office“?  Parks and Rec all day!!!

What are you excited to learn or do in your internship this year?

I am excited to be exposed to high scholarship and to work with my fellow interns and experts in textual criticism.

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