Electronic Resources for the Textual Tradition of the Epistles of Paul

This is the homepage for work towards new editions of the Epistles of Paul in Latin and Greek undertaken by the International Greek New Testament project and its collaborators.

It will provide a gateway to electronic transcriptions and other resources created during the course of the edition. (For similar resources on the Gospel according John, visit www.iohannes.com). XML transcriptions made by the projects are available below.

Several projects are contributing to the new editions, they are listed below together with their contributions.

The International Greek New Testament project

Transcription of Greek manuscripts of Philippians is currently in progress by volunteers and student transcribers.

The transcription, reconciliations and proofreading of the manuscripts selected for the Editio Critica Maior of Galatians and Ephesians has now been completed, and the preparation of the initial apparatus is underway.

Transcriptions of Galatians in Greek

October 2014: Release of the first 22 reconciled transcriptions of Galatians: GA 5, 6, 18, 35, 61, 296, 436, 451, 454, 459, 582, 630, 1424, 1573, 1622, 1838, 1899, 1908, 2004, 2127, 2400, 2492.

November 2017: Release of 75 further reconciled transcriptions of Galatians: GA 018, 049, 0142, 33, 38, 43, 69, 81, 103, 104, 177, 203, 218, 256, 263, 326, 327, 330, 337, 365, 378, 421, 429, 431, 442, 455, 462, 467, 506, 608, 617, 617S, 623, 628, 629, 632, 642, 858, 891, 915, 1115, 1175, 1250, 1398, 1505, 1563, 1739, 1798, 1798S1, 1817, 1837, 1881, 1910, 1912, 1918, 1929, 1930, 1947, 1947S, 1959, 1961, 1978, 1985, 1988, 2200, 2221, 2356, 2516, 2523, 2574, 2576, 2596, 2659, 2674, 2805.

October 2018: Release of 37 further reconciled transcriptions of Galatians: GA 06, 020, 044, 0122, 0176, 0319, 88, 424, 620, 1105, 1241, 1267, 1319, 1523, 1523S1, 1523S2, 1611, 1751, 1913, 1942, 1943, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2102, 2110, 2197, 2248, 2248S1, 2482, 2815.

September 2020: Release of the remaining 82 reconciled transcriptions of Galatians: GA 010, 012, 015, 016, 025, 056, 062, 075, 075S, 0150, 0151, 0254, 0261, 0278, 1, 51, 122, 206, 254, 263S, 336, 394, 398, 606, 639, 720, 886, 935, 1069, 1108, 1127, 1245, 1251, 1367, 1405, 1524, 1617, 1730, 1736, 1741, 1750, 1753, 1831, 1836, 1841, 1863, 1935, 1950, 1950S1, 1987, 1993, 1996, 2005, 2105, 2138, 2279, 2344, 2352, 2423, 2464, 2494, 2495, 2511, 2544, 2865, 2889, 2892, 2936, L23, L60, L156, L169, L587, L809, L1126, L1159, L1178, L1188, L1298, L1440, L2010, L2058. (GA 858 has been renamed as 2899, GA 263 has been renamed as 263S)

October 2020: Addition of P46, P51, 01, 02, 03, 04 (with thanks to INTF); 0174.

Transcriptions of Ephesians in Greek

October 2018: First release of 73 reconciled transcriptions: GA 0230, 6, 18, 35, 38, 61, 69, 81, 88, 93, 94, 102, 104, 181, 203, 203S, 218, 263, 296, 322, 330, 363, 365, 383, 436, 442, 451, 462, 506, 606, 629, 636, 664, 1115, 1127, 1175, 1241, 1245, 1311, 1319, 1398, 1490, 1505, 1573, 1611, 1678, 1721, 1729, 1831, 1836, 1838, 1851, 1877, 1881, 1886, 1893, 1912, 1913, 1942, 1959, 2004, 2005, 2127, 2138, 2180, 2243, 2400, 2492, 2495, 2516, 2523, 2544, 2805.

October 2020: Release of 76 reconciled transcriptions: GA P132, 04, 06, 010, 012, 016, 018, 020, 025, 044, 048, 049, 056, 075, 075S, 0142, 0150, 0151, 0278, 0285, 0319, 0320, 1, 33, 177, 256, 326, 337, 398, 424, 459, 467, 665, 915, 1069, 1240, 1509, 1617, 1718, 1739, 1751, 1837, 1840, 1860, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1939, 1962, 1963, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2344, 2352, 2464, 2576, L23, L60, L156, L169, L587, L809, L1126, L1159, L1178, L1188, L1298, L1440, L2010, L2058. In addition, GA P46, P49, P92, 01, 02 and 03 have been incorporated with thanks to the INTF.

Transcriptions of Philippians in Greek

October 2020: First release of 49 reconciled transcriptions: GA 1, 5, 18, 35, 38, 61, 69, 104, 177, 218, 263, 302, 326, 330, 365, 384, 398, 436, 451, 459, 489, 618, 629, 808, 1069, 1107, 1127, 1175, 1241, 1319, 1398, 1611, 1617, 1731, 1735, 1738, 1837, 1868, 1873, 1877, 1881, 1908, 1912, 1959, 2400, 2464, 2523, 2527, 2805.

The CATENA project (ITSEE, Birmingham)

"CATENA: Commentary Manuscripts in the History and Transmission of the New Testament", funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme under Grant Agreement 770816 between 2018 and 2023.

Transcriptions of Romans and Corinthians in Greek

Currently in preparation.

The COMPAUL project (ITSEE, Birmingham)

"COMPAUL: The Earliest Commentaries on Paul as Sources for the Biblical Text", funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement 283302 between 2011 and 2016.

Database of Quotations

99,790 full-text quotations of Romans, 1 Corinthians and Galatians in Latin authors up to the eighth century, prepared in conjunction with the Vetus Latina Database.

38,150 full-text Greek quotations of the Pauline Epistles, prepared in conjunction with Biblindex.

The database is available to search here: https://itsee-wce.birmingham.ac.uk/citations/search

Transcriptions of Romans in Latin

Full text transcriptions of Romans in VL 31, 32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 67, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 251, 262, 271 and the lemma text of Ambrosiaster, Augustine, Rufinus and Pelagius.

Transcriptions of 1 Corinthians in Latin

Full text transcriptions of 1 Corinthians in VL 32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 251, 411 and the lemma text of Ambrosiaster and Pelagius.

Transcriptions of 2 Corinthians in Latin

Full text transcriptions of 2 Corinthians in VL 31, 32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 67, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 251 and the lemma text of Ambrosiaster and Pelagius.

Transcriptions of Galatians in Latin

Full text transcriptions of Galatians in VL 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 67, 75, 76, 77, 78, 84, 87, 88, 89, 251, 262, a handful of Vulgate manuscripts, and the lemma text of Marius Victorinus, Ambrosiaster, Jerome, Augustine, Pelagius and the Latin Theodore of Mopsuestia as well as testimonia collections.

The Anonymous Budapest Commentary (VL 89)

Electronic transcription of Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians and Galatians in this manuscript, prepared by Dr Rosalind MacLachlan in 2014.

The Museum of the Bible Greek Paul Project

This project is making transcriptions of Greek manuscripts of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and is supporting a project in Thessaloniki to make transcriptions of 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Reconciled transcriptions produced by the project are available on the NT.VMR.

The Colossians Project

A team at the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts (CSART) at Abilene Christian University, Texas, is working on transcriptions of the Epistle to the Colossians, under the leadership of Curt Niccum.