CATENA: the project

The project team will use digital tools to undertake the most thorough analysis of the manuscripts ever carried out. The research will also produce a complete list of surviving types of New Testament catenae, a database of extracts to examine their principles of organisation and relationships, and electronic transcriptions that will help determine their role in the transmission of the core texts. 

The project released its first checklist of Greek New Testament manuscripts which contain commentary on the biblical text in August 2018. This comprises 646 items in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, including 50 new witnesses not included in the preliminary checklist published in 2016. Thirty-five of these manuscripts are not listed in the standard register of Greek New Testament maucsripts, the Kurzgefasste Liste. Updates to this checklist will be released in due course, and a formal catalogue published by the project.

More details of the project will be posted here as it progresses.