Saturday, November 05, 2005

Competition: the best TC links

Our side panel is looking a little bit unelaborate in comparison with that of other blogs. Nominations are therefore invited for the competition of the Top Five TC Links. Please send in your favourites. It would also be appropriate for for the ETC blog (I didn't make this acronym up) to highlight any TC links of merit with an evangelical hue.

One of my own favourites is Wieland Willker's Bible pages.


  1. One of the interesting things about NT TC, especially when it comes to the tools available for it online, is that a number of individuals who are not text critics, or even NT scholars have some of the best stuff.
    Wieland Willker, whom you mentioned, is a chemist. And in addition to his Bibel Links, which you linked, he has a page of his own personal TC studies that is outstanding:
    Steven Carlson is a lawyer. And while his weblog is not really a TC resource, he has done great work in NT TC, as his paper at the 2004 SBL meeting proves:
    Bob Waltz is a mathemetician, and his NT TC encyclopedia is one of the single best TC pages online:
    Jim Snapp is a pastor, who posts a wide variety of resources on his church website, including a handful of NT TC resources that are quite in depth:

    Some evangelical NT scholars also have a good amount of their own work available online, together with their favorite links.
    Rodney Decker's site is probably my favorite along those lines:
    The Center for Study of NT MSS, led by Dan Wallace also has a site:
    Wilbur Pickering has made available online his entire revised edition of The Identity of the New Testament Text:

    Finally, even though it hasn't published much recently, the archives of TC Journal are still a great online TC resource:

    Eric Rowe (e_rowe at hotmail dot com)

    P.S. You didn't specify how to contact you in your weblog for the top 5 links contest. And I couldn't find a "contact us" link on your site. So accept this as my submission. It's more than 5. But I think they're all good links.

  2. The University of Münster Institute for New Testament Research is gathering images of all the important documents, but this one still seems to be in the works which are electronically accessible from a text critical Greek NT search engine:

    Tyndale house's BIBLON 2000 page page could be considered evangelical (by authorship, but not strictly by content), and is doing something very similar to the Münster site:

  3. If I can do some self promotion, there is also the Manuscripts of the New Testament at which is almost finished (2Peter next week, Luke probably at the beginning of January). As well as a lot of variant readings and manuscripts listed, it does things that are impossible in a book eg list manuscripts by text type or by age. There are still a few other resources that I will add there as well. And it is done by an evangelical (ie me).

  4. Such self-promotion is most welcome in the case of this site. I've visited it before and been impressed. How would you like the site to be known? 'Richard Wilson's site'? ''?

  5. LaParola o would be the best name for the site - it means "The Word" in Italian, as the site is actually Italian. Although this part of the site is called "New Testament Manuscripts" (at least, when the user isn't Italian), so you could probably use that name.