Verbum 9 Tip 9an: Guide section: Textual variants: Online manuscripts

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Online Manuscripts

This section applies only to the New Testament. A request has been made to extend its use to cover the entire canon. I suggest that it be used in parallel with Brannan, Rick, ed. New Testament Manuscript Explorer. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2015.

Prerequisite reading: (PDF) New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room: The Workspace for Collaborative Manuscript Study and Textual Editing ( may be of some help in  orienting oneself online

Resources included: Institute for New Testament Textual Research


P20-1 Online Manu

The primary data is the link to the Institute for New Testament Textual Research. The individual documents’ data is not directly documented. However, the data is included in the New Testament Manuscript Explorer where it is documented. Data included:

  • Manuscript id (Gregory-Aland)
  • Manuscript name
  • Manuscript symbol in apparatuses
  • Folio identification
  • Transcription link if applicable
  • Date
  • Contents
  • Columns
  • Language

 P20-2 Interactive Version

Documentation on data:

P20-3 Documentation A
P20-4 Documentation B
P20-5 Documentation C

Interactions on data


Visual cue

Data element



Black text

Resource Id, resource title, resource symbol


None as no appropriate resource exists in the library

Blue text


Institute for New Testament Textual Research

Mouse over

Displays a tooltip informational message


Opens a browser page to About - INTF ( (1)



Adds another block of data to the content of the guide.

Resource Id, resource title, resource symbol

Mouse over

Opens a standard popup preview of the manuscript – cover and description. (2)


Opens manuscript resource to the passage specified for the guide.

Right click

Opens a Context Menu

Drag and drop

Opens manuscript resource to the passage specified for the guide at the location of the user’s choice.

Transcription, page number

Mouse over



Opens the transcription of the manuscript that is present in the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room. (3)

Right click

Opens a Context Menu

Drag and drop

Can drag and drop location to shortcut bar or favorites.

Manuscript thumbnail

Manuscript thumbnail

Mouse over

Shows a tool tip of page number.


Opens the manuscript on the appropriate site, often that of the holding institutione. (4)

(1) Institute for New Testament Textual Research

P20-6 Institute

(2) Resource preview

P20-7 Resource Preview


(3) Transcription in New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room

P20-8 Transcription

(4) Manuscript image

P20-9 Manuscript



Supplemental materials

In addition to the New Testament Manuscript Explorer, the various linked websites supplement Verbum. See Video Help - VMR - INTF ( for six videos introducing you to some of the tools.

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