“Bringing scientific textual criticism to the masses”
Greek manuscripts compared verse by verse, highlighting any differences between the early witnesses and the critical texts.
Variant readings for each verse grouped together and aligned to a base text, showing the support of the various witnesses.
Electronic transcriptions of every available extant Greek manuscript containing portions of the New Testament up to the year 400 AD.
Statistical Restoration (SR) Greek New Testament
The SR is a computer-generated Greek New Testament designed to reflect the most probable text based on statistical analysis using the earliest manuscript evidence with a reasoned eclecticism approach.
This represents a fundamental paradigm shift in the field of textual criticism where subjectivity and theological bias of human editors is replaced with more objective statistical and computational methods guided by the principles of Scientific Textual Criticism.
An article about its creation was published in TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism.
The SR is released under a Creative Commons open license (CC BY 4.0) and is available as a free download in several formats from GitHub.
A hardcopy version has been made available at the publisher’s cost from GlossaHouse, and is also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
A higher level summary of the SR can be found in this short video.
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“I will say again how valuable your collations have been to me, particularly as I’ve sought to reform spelling of the Greek NT. Your platform has the best way of displaying the data. Thanks for all your work.” – Peter Williams, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Principal of Tyndale House
“Alan Bunning, founder and executive director of The Center for New Testament Restoration, is passionate about transcribing the earliest NT manuscripts and distributing that data in a clear, searchable format.” - Rob Plummer, Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Alan has used his skill in the knowledge of the Greek New Testament and his extraordinary computer skill to publish, collate, and compare every known manuscript of the New Testament from its origin through the fourth century. This is an incredible task that no one else has ever done or been able to do.” – David R. Dilling, Th.M., Ph.D., Kensington Academy
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