Electronic Resources for the Textual Tradition of the Epistles of Paul

This is the homepage for work towards new editions of the Epistles of Paul in Latin and Greek undertaken by the International Greek New Testament project and its collaborators.

It will provide a gateway to electronic transcriptions and other resources created during the course of the edition. (For similar resources on the Gospel according John, visit www.iohannes.com). XML transcriptions made by the projects are available below.

Several projects are contributing to the new editions, which are listed below together with their contributions.

The International Greek New Testament project

Transcription of Greek manuscripts of Philippians is currently in progress by volunteers and student transcribers.

The transcription, reconciliations and proofreading of the manuscripts selected for the Editio Critica Maior of Galatians and Ephesians has now been completed, and the preparation of the initial apparatus is underway.

Transcriptions of Galatians in Greek

The following 222 proofread transcriptions of Galatians are available as XML files:
P46, P51, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 010, 012, 015, 016, 018, 020, 025, 044, 049, 056, 062, 075, 075S, 0122, 0142, 0150, 0151, 0174, 0176, 0254, 0261, 0278, 0319, 1, 5, 6, 18, 33, 35, 38, 43, 51, 61, 69, 81, 88, 103, 104, 122, 177, 203, 206, 218, 254, 256, 263S, 296, 326, 327, 330, 336, 337, 365, 378, 394, 398, 421, 424, 429, 431, 436, 442, 451, 454, 455, 459, 462, 467, 506, 582, 606, 608, 617, 617S, 620, 623, 628, 629, 630, 632, 639, 642S, 720, 886, 891, 915, 935, 1069, 1105, 1108, 1115, 1127, 1175, 1241, 1245, 1250, 1251, 1267, 1319, 1367, 1398, 1405, 1424, 1505, 1523, 1523S1, 1523S2, 1524, 1563, 1573, 1611, 1617, 1622, 1730, 1736, 1739, 1741, 1750, 1751, 1753, 1798, 1798S, 1817, 1831, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1863, 1881, 1899, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1947S, 1950, 1950S, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2102, 2105, 2110, 2127, 2138, 2197, 2200, 2221, 2248, 2248S, 2279, 2344, 2352, 2356, 2400, 2423, 2464, 2482, 2492, 2494, 2495, 2511, 2516, 2523, 2544, 2574, 2576, 2596, 2659, 2674, 2805, 2815, 2865, 2889, 2892, 2899, 2936, L23, L60, L156, L169, L587, L809, L1126, L1159, L1178, L1188, L1298, L1440, L2010, L2058.
(GA 858 has been renamed as 2899, GA 263 has been renamed as 263S).

These were released online between 2014 and 2020. For further information, please see the history page.
We are grateful to INTF for the incorporation of their transcriptions of P46, P51, 01, 02, 03, 04 from the NT.VMR.

Transcriptions of Ephesians in Greek

The following 158 proofread transcriptions of Ephesians are available as XML files:
P46, P49, P92, P132, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 010, 012, 016, 018, 020, 025, 044, 048, 049, 056, 075, 075S, 0142, 0150, 0151, 0230, 0278, 0285, 0319, 0320, 1, 6, 18, 33, 35, 38, 61, 69, 81, 88, 93, 94, 102, 104, 177, 181, 203, 203S, 218, 256, 263, 296, 322, 326, 330, 337, 363, 365, 383, 398, 424, 436, 442, 451, 459, 462, 467, 506, 606, 629, 636, 664, 665, 915, 1069, 1108, 1115, 1127, 1175, 1240, 1241, 1245, 1311, 1319, 1398, 1490, 1505, 1509, 1573, 1611, 1617, 1678, 1718, 1721, 1729, 1739, 1751, 1831, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1840, 1851, 1860, 1877, 1881, 1886, 1893, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1939, 1942, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2127, 2138, 2180, 2243, 2344, 2352, 2400, 2464, 2492, 2495, 2516, 2523, 2544, 2576, 2805, 2834, 2892, L23, L60, L156, L169, L587, L809, L1126, L1159, L1178, L1188, L1298, L1440, L2010, L2058.

These were released online between 2018 and 2021. For further information, please see the history page.
We are grateful to INTF for the incorporation of their transcriptions of P46, P49, P92, 01, 02 and 03 from the NT.VMR.

Transcriptions of Philippians in Greek

October 2020: First release of 49 reconciled transcriptions: GA 1, 5, 18, 35, 38, 61, 69, 104, 177, 218, 263, 302, 326, 330, 365, 384, 398, 436, 451, 459, 489, 618, 629, 808, 1069, 1107, 1127, 1175, 1241, 1319, 1398, 1611, 1617, 1731, 1735, 1738, 1837, 1868, 1873, 1877, 1881, 1908, 1912, 1959, 2400, 2464, 2523, 2527, 2805.

May 2021: Release of 29 reconciled transcriptions: GA 020, 6, 81, 88, 90, 94, 296, 460, 462, 467, 606, 915, 1359, 1424, 1505, 1573, 1626, 1744, 1843, 1846, 1848, 1985, 1995, 2005, 2110, 2143, 2201, 2352, 2892.

The CATENA project (ITSEE, Birmingham)

"CATENA: Commentary Manuscripts in the History and Transmission of the New Testament", funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme under Grant Agreement 770816 between 2018 and 2023.

Transcriptions of Romans in Greek

May 2021: First release of 68 reconciled transcriptions: P10, P26, P27, P31, P40, P46, P61, P94, P113, P118, 01, 02, 03, 04, 010, 012, 020, 025, 044, 048, 049, 0150, 0172, 0209, 0219, 0220, 0221, 0278, 0285, 0289, 0311, 1, 3, 5, 6, 18, 35, 38, 43, 69, 81, 103, 104, 206, 218, 326, 363, 365, 398, 421, 451, 459, 606, 608, 630, 1069, 1175, 1297, 1319, 1611, 1739, 1881, 1908, 1959, 1985, 2110, 2685, 2892 (with thanks to INTF for the papyri and 01, 02, 03 and 04).

The COMPAUL project (ITSEE, Birmingham)

"COMPAUL: The Earliest Commentaries on Paul as Sources for the Biblical Text", funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement 283302 between 2011 and 2016.

Database of Quotations

99,790 full-text quotations of Romans, 1 Corinthians and Galatians in Latin authors up to the eighth century, prepared in conjunction with the Vetus Latina Database.

38,150 full-text Greek quotations of the Pauline Epistles, prepared in conjunction with Biblindex.

The database is available to search here: https://itsee-wce.birmingham.ac.uk/citations/search

Transcriptions of Romans in Latin

Full text transcriptions of Romans in VL 31, 32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 67, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 251, 262, 271 and the lemma text of Ambrosiaster, Augustine, Rufinus and Pelagius.

Transcriptions of 1 Corinthians in Latin

Full text transcriptions of 1 Corinthians in VL 32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 251, 411 and the lemma text of Ambrosiaster and Pelagius.

Transcriptions of 2 Corinthians in Latin

Full text transcriptions of 2 Corinthians in VL 31, 32, 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 67, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 251 and the lemma text of Ambrosiaster and Pelagius.

Transcriptions of Galatians in Latin

Full text transcriptions of Galatians in VL 51, 54, 58, 61, 64, 67, 75, 76, 77, 78, 84, 87, 88, 89, 251, 262, a handful of Vulgate manuscripts, and the lemma text of Marius Victorinus, Ambrosiaster, Jerome, Augustine, Pelagius and the Latin Theodore of Mopsuestia as well as testimonia collections.

The Anonymous Budapest Commentary (VL 89)

Electronic transcription of Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians and Galatians in this manuscript, prepared by Dr Rosalind MacLachlan in 2014.

The Museum of the Bible Greek Paul Project

This project is making transcriptions of Greek manuscripts of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and is supporting a project in Thessaloniki to make transcriptions of 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Reconciled transcriptions produced by the project are available on the NT.VMR.

The Colossians Project

A team at the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts (CSART) at Abilene Christian University, Texas, is working on transcriptions of the Epistle to the Colossians, under the leadership of Curt Niccum.