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Preserve Manuscripts and Make an Impact

You can play a part in CSNTM's mission

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The global coronavirus pandemic caused CSNTM to cancel the annual Dallas banquet and hold a virtual banquet for our friends and supporters.

The gifts made at the Dallas banquet go a long way to supporting our mission to preserve manuscripts and impact the world through scholarship.

You can play a part in CSNTM's mission by preserving history, providing access, and pursuing truth.

If this is your first time learning about the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, we're glad you visited our donation page and would like to tell you a little bit about ourselves.

Our initial mission is to digitally preserve Greek New Testament manuscripts for the modern world. And since 2002, we have digitized more than 300,000 pages!

We digitize because it is critical for preserving, sharing, and studying Christian Scriptures.

  • Preservation matters because even the best conservation methods cannot prevent manuscripts from natural decay. We digitize manuscripts on-site at libraries around the world in our portable imaging lab. The digitization process captures the text and features of the document in high-resolution images so that it is digitally archived for future generations.
  • Sharing matters because it allows modern world-wide access to these ancient documents. Before, people examined low-quality microfilm reels or, if they were lucky, traveled to the manuscripts. Today, anyone can see thousands of pages of the Greek New Testament at the click of a button.
  • Study matters because Greek New Testament manuscripts are essential for determining the original text of the New Testament as far as humanly possible. We also study manuscripts to learn how the New Testament was passed down through the centuries and to understand the people who copied and read them. CSNTM's images are actually easier to read than the physical artifact!

CSNTM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Plano, TX. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.