Dr. Daniel B. Wallace Speaks on Greek Manuscripts

If you’ve studied biblical Greek, you’ve heard the name Daniel B. Wallace. His intermediate grammar, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, is used in more than two-thirds of the classrooms where Greek is taught nationwide. Dr. Wallace, a professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, is also senior New Testament editor of The NET Bible (an excellent resource I wrote about last fall) and coeditor of the NET-Nestle Greek-English diglot.
We’re excited to have Dr. Wallace visiting the Logos office today, in advance of his lecture this evening on the work of The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. The Center, which Dr. Wallace founded, works to preserve Scripture by taking high-resolution, digital photographs of all known Greek New Testament manuscripts. These images will be around long after the physical manuscripts (no matter how well preserved) finally crumble to dust.
The lecture will be a PowerPoint presentation with photographs of recently discovered manuscripts as well as some that were impossible to capture with microfilm (the older technology that was universally used until a few years ago). Dr. Wallace will be fresh from his third trip to the island of Patmos, and hopes to show some images of some of the more important manuscripts housed at the monastery on the island.
Additional details about the lecture is at the Logos Lecture Series page.
Welcome to Logos, Dr. Wallace!


  1. I am excited to hear about Dr. Wallace’s preservation and digitization efforts. I am sure these efforts will go far in supporting ongoing research in biblical studies far into the future. I also am a big fan of the NET Bible and of the Bible Studies Foundation in general

  2. Larry L. Burton says

    Saving photographic copies of all of the old Greek New Testament texts sounds great; but I am curious just what media is being used, and/or its storage system, to guarantee such a long range possibility, since so many of today’s document preservation and retrieval systems seem to become outdated on a fairly regular basis.

    Sometimes I think that the ancient way of carving our messages, etc, in stone is the only sure way to guarantee that they will be not only preserved, but retrievable! Of course I’m teasing a bit.

    Thank you for, and keep up your work; and your expected reply; and may I continue to consider myself your servant in the hope of God’s grace in the finished work of Christ for His people, Larry L. Burton