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.”