Center for New Testament Studies’ New Testament Critical Apparatus is on @LogosPrePub


The Center for New Testament Textual Studies (CNTTS) New Testament Critical Apparatus is the most detailed and comprehensive critical apparatus on the market. Existing only in digital format, this database provides almost 17,000 pages of compiled data on Greek New Testament manuscripts, fragments, and sources, allowing scholars to closely examine variations in the text and discover each source manuscript for any given word or passage in the New Testament. Completely searchable, this massive apparatus contains findings and textual information not published in any other resource. Textual variants are classified categorically, allowing scholars to easily sort through the minor textual differences (spelling differences, for example) and the major ones (such as entirely different words or phrases, or missing text).

“This is a first in the field, both as a comprehensive, electronic apparatus and in terms of how searchable it is,” says Dr. William F. Warren Jr., professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. “We are among the top U.S. institutions working with the manuscripts.”

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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