Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM), under the umbrella of The Center for the Research of Early Christian Documents (CRECD), exists for the following purposes:

To make digital photographs of extant Greek New Testament manuscripts so that such images can be preserved, duplicated without deterioration, and accessed by scholars doing textual research.

To utilize developing technologies (OCR, MSI, etc.) to read these manuscripts and create exhaustive collations.

To analyze individual scribal habits in order to better predict scribal tendencies in any given textual problem.

To publish on various facets of New Testament textual criticism

To develop electronic tools for the examination and analysis of New Testament manuscripts.

To cooperate with other institutes in the great and noble task of determining the wording of the autographa of the New Testament.

CSNTM is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status
(incorporated in Texas on September 13, 2002). All
donations are tax-deductible.

Why Digital Photography?
Below are sample photographs of Greek New Testament manuscripts. Two are taken with microfilm, two with digital technology. The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts desires to take high-resolution digital photographs of Greek New Testament manuscripts, preserving the treasures of the ancient Church and making the images accessible for scholarly research.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rorate caeli desuper

This beautiful song is based off of Isaiah 45:8.

Rorate, cæli, desuper,
et nubes pluant justum ;
aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem,
et justitia oriatur simul :
ego Dominus creavi eum.

Biblia Sacra juxta Vulgatam Clementinam. 2005 (Ed. electronica) (Is 45:8). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.