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.”
Logos Bible Software presents this database of monumental scope in a smart, easy-to-analyze format. Search the Greek text instantly for the words or verses you are looking for, and with a click consult your favorite theological or philological dictionaries or textual commentaries in your library. Then, compare your results with Logos’s own text tools—explore your Bible Word Study tool, and discover word counts, alternative translations, grammatical relationships, and see how your word appears in extrabiblical ancient Greek writings. Cross-references to manuscript fragments in your library are linked, allowing you to jump straight from the New Testament Critical Apparatus to the manuscripts it cites.
An updated version of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies’ New Testament Critical Apparatus is now available
“Future stages will include the on-going work of reviewing and correcting or clarifying the data as well as the addition of more witnesses each year as part of the planned annual updates. The advantage of the electronic database is that additions such as these can be done on a continual basis, with the next few years already full of planned expansions and revisions. So this is a growing work that will improve in both quality and comprehensiveness as more data is added.” (source)