Welcome to Ask the Prof! In the Ask the Prof video series Dr. Daniel B. Wallace will answer questions that we at CSNTM receive the most. We will post an Ask the Prof video about once a month on the Colophon blog. If you’d like to receive Ask the Prof videos as soon as weContinue reading Ask the Prof: What is a “critical text” of the Greek New Testament?
The CSNTM Digital Manuscript Collection regularly grows as new digital images of Greek New Testament manuscripts—housed in institutions all over the world—are added to our website. We are always striving to make our manuscript collection more convenient, comprehensive, and accessible. Because of this, we sometimes provide access to manuscripts that others have digitized. In theseContinue reading August 2021 Digital Collection Additions
By: Tori Andrew “Jesus stood up straight and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?’ She replied, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said, ‘I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.’” John 8:10–11, NET I had the pleasure of spending two weeks withContinue reading Manuscript Highlight: GA 471
Mention the New Testament in conversation, and most people likely think of the final third of a printed Bible, available in almost any bookstore or library in a variety of translations and languages. New Testament scholars, however, think of the New Testament in broader terms. For these individuals, the New Testament is a body ofContinue reading Manuscripts 101: Manuscript Contents
By: Daniel B. Wallace, PhD Dr. Wallace wrote “Why Digitize Manuscripts?” in 2018. We’re sharing it as a reminder of the importance of digital imaging of Greek New Testament manuscripts to their study and preservation. Since the time of the original post, CSNTM has obtained new digitization equipment and improved our processes. The improvements inContinue reading Why Digitize Manuscripts?
In the first half of 2022, our team completed three expeditions—our first trips to digitize manuscripts since 2019. Along with the excitement of hitting the road again to examine and preserve Greek New Testament manuscripts, we were thrilled to put our upgraded equipment and standards to the test. While travel restrictions kept us close toContinue reading An Inside Look at CSNTM’s Technology
Warm greetings and the buzz of conversation filled the air as the gathering of conference participants grew. The inaugural CSNTM Text & Manuscript Conference began on Wednesday evening, May 18th, with a lively welcome reception. The greetings of long-parted colleagues previewed the spirit of the conference that would characterize the next two days. The theme,Continue reading The Inaugural CSNTM Text & Manuscript Conference
After six weeks “across the pond,” the CSNTM team returned home with images of more than two dozen Greek New Testament manuscripts and news of a successful expedition. The work of digitization can be taxing, requiring long days of intentional focus on small details. Still, the buzz from our first international expedition since 2019 hungContinue reading Expedition: Lambeth Palace Library
By: Clark R. Bates, Guest Contributor Before an English New Testament is produced, translators consult a critical edition of the Greek New Testament. This “critical” edition develops from the compilation and comparison of thousands of handwritten Greek manuscripts. These manuscripts range from 1700 years old to 500 years old and are produced in two, distinctlyContinue reading Manuscripts 101: A Brief History of Greek Handwriting
On Sunday, many will celebrate Easter, a long-observed holiday honored in many Greek New Testament manuscripts. The pages containing text narrating the cross and resurrection bear the wear of regular use. Images depicting the happenings of Holy Week make up many of the miniatures and icons in manuscripts. The calendar of lections revolves around Easter,Continue reading A Special Selection of From the Library Posts for Easter