Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Digital ECM Acts now online

Last night in Boston many of us experienced an eschatological moment, as Holger Strutwolf called it, when he officially launched the digital ECM for Acts. 

This is the culmination of much work and means that the ECM is now both print and digital. The new digital edition can be accessed at http://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/nt-transcripts.

The interface for the new digital ECM for Acts
If you’re familiar with the ECM, the layout will be familiar. There are features in the interface for commenting on the variant unit and a link that will take you to the local stemma and coherence modules for said variant unit. There is also an option to see the unedited collation data, a list of patristic citations (fuller than in the print edition as I understand it), the Vetus Latina collations, and a nice feature which tells you how many conjectures have been offered for the variant unit and a link that will take you to the data in the Amsterdam Database of New Testament Conjectural Emendation.

One thing the online edition does not have is the material in parts 2 and 3 of the ECM Acts which cover supplementary material and the special studies. The exception to that is that Klaus Wachtel’s textual commentary is included (where available) when you click on the comment button for a variant unit.

Well done to Holger and the team!


  1. I note that on the short video on the THGNT that a 'digital' copy is made 'freely available'. How does one access this?

    1. I wondered the same thing. Maybe it's "free except when it isn't" or something like that! I have not been able to find it anywhere.

    2. https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Tyndale-House-Greek-New-Testament/

  2. I took a photo of Holger which I added (as requested). I was a little late with the video - I didn't realise what an eschatological moment it was until it was almost too late. Nevertheless I have also added the video at the bottom to give a flavour of the occasion.