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This page lists a number of online resources that are useful for Hebrew Bible and New Testament textual research. Please let us know if you are aware of others. (See the About page for our contact details.)
Edited by Michael W. Holmes and made freely available by the Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software.
Prepared by Dirk Jongkind and made available by Tyndale House.
Claire Clivaz published this list which was originally compiled by Nicolas Merminod of Lausanne University. Items are arranged by Gregory-Aland number.
Links to online resources for New Testament textual research.
Online Hebrew biblical manuscripts, Bible editions, and information on how to obtain microfilms. “This catalogue should be viewed as a work in progress, and I will likely continue to update it when I find new manuscripts and editions.”
Articles on the Septuagint, modern language translations of the Septuagint, Psalms, biblical manuscripts (Chester Beatty Papyri, Bodmer Papyri, Codex Sinaiticus), and translation issues.
An inductive educational site that covers palaeography, manuscript transmission, and textual criticism.
Books, articles, reviews, and varia on the Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible, Qumran, and other topics.
A topical guide with descriptions of manuscripts, methods, principles, and terminology encountered in the field.
Includes a number of New Testament manuscripts. Jan Krans and Tommy Wasserman have produced lists of New Testament manuscripts available at this site:
Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Images of many New Testament manuscripts, some newly identified.
Images of editions of the Greek New Testament by Erasmus (1516), Stephanus (1550), Mill (1707), Tregelles (1857–1859), and von Soden (1902-1910).
A series of informative videos on New Testament textual research.
Codex Sinaiticus Project
“Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.”
Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung
“The Genealogical Queries program is an application of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method. It relies on the database from which the first four printed installments of the Editio Critica Maior of the New Testament derive. The application makes it possible to frame queries about Greek manuscripts cited in the apparatus of this edition”
Retrieves information on Greek New Testament manuscripts using search parameters such as the INTF identifier, Gregory-Aland identifier, custodian, and locality.
“... the writings of the complete New Testament with transcripts of between 2 and 26 manuscripts and an apparatus based on them, collated against the standard scholarly edition of the Greek New Testament.”
Images of New Testament manuscripts along with links to transcripts published in the New Testament Transcripts Prototype and other relevant online information.
Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing
Complementary to the INTF's Virtual Manuscript Room, this will “bring together digital resources related to manuscript materials (digital images, descriptions and other metadata, transcripts) in an environment which will permit libraries to add images, scholars to add and edit metadata and transcripts online, and users to access material.”
Transcripts of three classes of witnesses compiled by the International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP) in preparation for their critical edition of the Gospel of John:
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Information concerning critical editions, modern language translations, and other Septuagint-related projects conducted by the IOSCS.
Allows certain Greek New Testament texts to be compared; also provides word definitions and parsing.
New York University
“Papyri.info is dedicated to the study of ancient papyrological documents. It offers links to papyrological resources, a customized search engine (called the Papyrological Navigator) capable of retrieving information from multiple related collections, and an editing application, the Papyrological Editor, which contributors can use to suggest emendations to PN texts. The Papyrological Navigator aggregates and displays information from the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS), the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDbDP) and the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens (HGV), as well as links to Trismegistos.”
University of Pennsylvania
Links to resources produced by the Computer-Assisted Tools for Septuagint Studies (CATSS) Project.
“... a weblog maintained by the Amsterdam Centre for New Testament Studies.”
“... a forum for people with knowledge of the Bible in its original languages to discuss its manuscripts and textual history from the perspective of historic evangelical theology.”
“... a space where I offer comments, analysis, and something of my own contributions to the study of earliest Christianity.”