One of these collaborative efforts was unveiled at the Society of Biblical Literature’s (SBL) Annual Meeting. This year the meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia. SBL’s Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of biblical scholars in the entire world. Each year scholars from differing backgrounds of religion, ethics, philosophy and more converge on one central location to advance the very latest in biblical studies. The meeting is also one of the world’s largest arenas to showcase new books and digital resources for biblical research.
Of the digital resources that are annually showcased at SBL, one of them certainly tops the list for scholar-Mac users – Accordance Bible Software. This year in Atlanta, Accordance released several new upgrades for their software. Among them is a collection of five new modules that integrate high-resolution digital images of major New Testament manuscripts shot by CSNTM. The modules include over 1300 images of codex facsimiles from Alexandrinus, Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Wahingtonensis and the original of Codex 2882.
These images can now be added straight into Accordance software, are fully indexed, and have the ability to be compared side by side within a workspace. The modules are also locally stored right on your very own computer.
So whether you are an advanced textual-critic, just barley starting out, or just want some really cool high-resolution images of ancient New Testament manuscripts localized on your very own computer, CSNTM and Accordance have teamed-up to bring ancient and digital worlds together at the touch of a button. The NT MSS Image Collection costs 179.00 and is a great addition to your Accordance library. For more information on Accordance Bible Software, please visit their website at: http://www.accordancebible.com/