Suggestion: New Testament Manuscript Explorer Search by Reference

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Robert Kelbe | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 16 2019 7:29 PM

I was investigating the textual evidence for Matthew 6:13b, and I thought I'd try out the New Testament Manuscript Explorer. It was pretty cool to see the first manuscripts that had it, and then go to the external websites and see what they actually look like!

I understand from the Overview that "It is not about finding a particular reading of a particular verse, but more about learning about particular manuscripts or groups of manuscripts — learning about a library of manuscripts, not about readings within a manuscript."

However, since every manuscript has a "contents" field, it would be really convenient if we could search for all the manuscripts that contain a certain reference. I ended up having to go through dozens of manuscripts one by one, expanding them and looking at the contents, until I got to one that contained the verse I was interested in. Just a suggestion!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 16 2019 8:08 PM

The Apparatus often lists the manuscripts by reading ...

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 17 2019 4:40 AM

Robert Kelbe:
it would be really convenient if we could search for all the manuscripts that contain a certain reference.

Robert, I had asked a similar question several years ago. See here. Thread includes helpful suggestions from forum members and also comment from Faithlife.

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