The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts trains people at any interest level on topics related to manuscripts, digital preservation, and New Testament textual criticism.
The Center trains the next generation of scholars by providing a rigorous internship program. Every year 7–10 interns learn about the field of New Testament textual criticism under Dr. Wallace, hone their skills in working with Greek from New Testament manuscripts, and understanding the importance of preserving ancient Christian scriptures. Select interns are invited to join CSNTM staff on expeditions to digitize manuscripts. Under Dr. Wallace, many of the more than fifty interns have gone on to pursue doctoral studies at prestigious universities such as Cambridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Baylor, Birmingham, Yale, and Catholic University of America.
"Working for CSNTM has provided an unparalleled hands-on experience in studying, documenting, and digitally preserving New Testament manuscripts. Nothing in my academic experience has excited my interest in these documents like my work with CSNTM.”
- Peter J. Gurry, 2010 Intern and PhD Candidate at Cambridge University
CSNTM's work is utilized by scholars around the world, and its images have become essential in understanding the text of the New Testament. The staff also works to collaborate with scholars on various research projects in multiple disciplines such as textual criticism, art history, paleography and papyrology, medieval studies, et al. The Center, at times, provides training and consultation in digital preservation and standards.
CSNTM has a collection of more than 50 iTunes U videos that are freely available to educate anyone interested in New Testament textual criticism, manuscripts and the people who made them, and the work of the Center. The videos feature CSNTM's Executive Director, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, and other prominent scholars.