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Online Bible Software
Free Bible Software
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Fonts: Unicode Software Tools
FlashcardsBiblical Greek Alphabet
A flash card set that contains 59 cards with the Biblical Greek alphabet in lowercase and uppercase, including diacritical marks and punctuation marks. Set comes with a Greek alphabet chart.CrossWire Flashcards
This is a simple tool to help with vocabulary acquisition and memorization. The package includes a quizzer and lesson editor.Ginosko Flashcards
This program contains all the words and definitions from Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek. They are organized into decks corresponding to the book chapters. It keeps track of users' progress and organizes the words into categorized decks based on how well they know each word.Perrin's Greek for Children Flashcards
These flash cards are keyed to Classical Academic Press' Greek for Children Primer A by Christopher Perrin. The English sides are located here.QUIA Flashcards and More
This site contains a number of different flashcards and games for learning New Testament Greek vocabulary.Teknia FlashWorks 4.5.1
Flashworks is a vocabulary drilling program. Words are tagged for difficulty, type, chapter, and frequency in the New Testament. There are other settings that make this a valuable resource for students using Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek.The Little Greek
A frequent poster on B-Greek forum, Jonathan Robie, provides this Greek website on learning Greek and helpful resources. His online Greek textbook (in progress) is found here.Wordbase Greek
Wordbase Greek is a program designed to help anyone interested in ancient Greek. It runs on any operating system, provided the NET Framework is installed. It contains a Greek-English dictionary with New Testament words. It is delivered with several glossaries to be used in the flashcard section.____________________________________________________________________________
Bible Flashcards is a free app that comes preloaded with Greek and Hebrew flashcard sets. Flashcards for my book Learn to Read New Testament Greek are included along with sets for Basics of Biblical Greek, Basics of Biblical Hebrew, and sets that are organized around frequency of use.Cadre Bible
Cadre Bible is a free, simple to use Bible application that comes equipped with a number of free tools. Some of the included Bibles are the International Standard Version, the SBL Greek New Testament, the Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament, the Tanakh, the BHS, the Scrivener Greek New Testament (1894), and the Septuagint.Optiqal New Testament Greek Vocabulary Trainer
The app features nearly 800 words which comprises 89% of the written text. (The remaining 11% is comprised primarily of names which are easy to read once you learn the vocabulary). The app is divided into 8 lessons which are sorted by word frequency. Lesson I covers the most basic words and Lesson VIII the most difficult. Each lesson saves it's own progress so when you exit and come back, you start learning right where you left off.____________________________________________________________________________
BAMsoft Greek Alphabet
Here is a set of Greek alphabet flash cards.Basics of Biblical Greek
Zondervan recently released a vocabulary app that includes all of the major grammars currently used in seminaries: Basics of Biblical Greek, Learn to Read New Testament Greek, New Testament Greek for Beginners, The Elements of New Testament Greek, A Primer of Biblical Greek, and Learn New Testament Greek. The app is sold for $19.99. They also have an accompanying Hebrew vocabulary app that can be found here.Bell's Greek Alphabet QuickRef
Ronald Bell's Greek Alphabet QuickRef is a free Greek Alphabet reference tool, which allows you to browse the full set of Greek Alphabet characters.Bell's Greek Daily Word
Receive a new Greek word and definition every day with this app (free).BH Greek Flashcards
Here is a Modern Greek flash card app.Bible Vocab
A trial version of this app is available at no cost. The full version is only $3.99. The app includes vocabulary for the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Old Testament. The vocabulary is organized according to biblical passage. Lists can be created and studied according to the biblical passage(s) you are translating/studying.BitKnights Greek-English Dictionary
This is a Modern Greek dictionary.Elky Greek in a Month
This is a Modern Greek introduction app. The iPad version is available here. They are both free.Finucane Greek-Enlgish Lexicon
This app by David Finucane uses the Liddell-Scott 1924 edition.Flαsh Grεεk Black Edition
Danny Zacharias has designed this flashcard app for my Learn to Read New Testament Greek. The cost is $5.99.Flαsh Grεεk Croy Edition
Danny Zacharias has designed this flashcard app for Croy's Biblical Greek Primer. The cost is $5.99.Flαsh Grεεk Duff Edition
Danny Zacharias has designed this flashcard app for Duff's Elements of New Testament Greek. The cost is $5.99.Flαsh Grεεk Hewitt Edition
Danny Zacharias has designed this flashcard app for Hewitt's New Testament Greek. The cost is $5.99.Flαsh Grεεk Mounce Edition
Danny Zacharias has designed this flashcard app for Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek. The cost is $5.99.Flαsh Grεεk Pro Edition
Danny Zacharias has included all the words in the Greek New Testament with this app and made it compatible with all the introductory grammars in his other editions. You can study by frequency or by root. There is also a special Principal Parts mode where intermediate students can drill themselves on principal parts. The cost is $9.99.Flαsh Grεεk Stevens Edition
Danny Zacharias has designed this flashcard app for Stevens' New Testament Greek Primer. The cost is $5.99.Greek First Words Book and Kids Puzzles Box
This is a children's app for learning Modern Greek.Guang Zhang Greek and Hebrew Study Bible
The screenshots of this app show an interlinear format for reading the Greek New Testament.HCNTTS Manuscript App
This free app is provided by the Haggard Center for New Testament Textual Studies, part of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The app features a list of catalogued Greek manuscripts with basic information, such as ID, contents, date, material, folios, columns, lines per page, city, library, and call numbers. The "Date" tab allows the user to choose a century and the app then lists the manuscripts which are catalogued for that century.Holfield's Greek Speak Board for iPad
This soundboard contains a number of different questions and phrases in Modern Greek.iGrεεk
Danny Zacharias has provided an excellent app that covers all the major grammatical paradigms. The app costs $3.99. You can read a review of the app by Brian LePort over at Near Emmaus.ILL Greek Beginner Survival Phrases
This app contains quick consultation to Modern Greek phrases needed when traveling or just for studying.iThinkDiff Greek Dictionary
Greek Dictionary is a bidirectional dictionary. You can search both Greek & English words only by changing keyboard. The app also features vocabulary games. The free version is available here.Le's GREEK ΛΕΞΙΚΟ
This is a Greek dictionary app provided by Xung Le.Levitate Greek Alphabet Flip
This app consists of Greek alphabet flash cards with a right/wrong quiz. A similar app by the same creator is offered here.Mirai Greek in a Day LITE
This app is an audio-based introduction to Modern Greek. The full version is available here.Mulishani Greek Alphabet
This is another Greek alphabet flash card set with quiz.Optiqal New Testament Greek Vocabulary Builder
Here is an app designed to help you learn the vocabulary of the New Testament.Pαrsε Grεεκ
Danny Zacharias designed this app to help students of New Testament Greek with parsing. The app quizzes them on the parsing of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns. The app includes 8,700+ forms, all taken directly from the Greek New Testament. You can watch a video about the app here.Pαrsε Grεεκ LITE
This is a fully functional version of ParseGreek except it contains a smaller database of 2,900 forms (the full version contains 8,800+ forms). You can watch a video about the app here.photoKandy Greek Interlinear Bible
The interlinear app uses either the KJV or Young's Literal Translation.Pinch Village Greek Talk
This app has games and other helps for learning Modern Greek.Sand Apps Grεεk Bible Dictionary
You can access over 5,200 Greek words used in the Bible with 40 Bibles and 15 major commentaries. Find the meanings, Strong's numbers, part of speech, and English transliteration. You can also link from one word to ones with a similar meaning.Selfless Defense New Testament iWitness
This app overviews the history of the New Testament and has some material on manuscripts.Shinun
Although this flashcard app costs $4.99, it is one of the best on the market. The app includes vocabulary for my own Learn to Read New Testament Greek, Duff's Elements of New Testament Greek, Machen and McCartney's New Testament for Beginners, and Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek. Also included are seven Hebrew grammars. Furthermore, users are capable of customizing drilling according to frequency, verbs, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, and particles. Finally, you are able to exclude words that you have learned from the drill session.Yummy Yummy Greek School Learn the Alphabet
This is a Modern Greek app for the Greek alphabet.Yummy Yummy More Modern Greek Basics
This is the second volume to the Greek School Series.
Online Bible Software
BibleArc is a free online resource developed by Bethlehem College and Seminary. It has a number of different Bibles in the original languages (Hebrew OT, Greek OT, Greek NT and Hebrew NT) and various translations in various languages (several English, French, German, and Spanish translations). It also contains some helps for diagramming and some discourse analysis-type resources.BibleDatabase
This website has online Bibles in numerous languages such as Chinese, Albanian, Hungarian, Greek, Korean, Norwegian, Indonesian, and more.HTML Bible
John Hurt’s parallel Greek New Testament package includes several Greek New Testament’s (Stephens 1550, Scrivener 1894, Byzantine-Majority, Westcott-Hort). The cost is $8.00 but it allows you to work without an Internet connection since it is a download. However, you can also read it online.STEP Bible from Tyndale House, Cambridge
This resource is available for online viewing and free download. It allows the user to view translations side by side, hover over words for lexical information (including extrabiblical word usage), view different editions of the GNT side by side with differences highlighted, create word clouds, do thematic searches, etc. A very useful resource!The Bible Tool
This is an online, searchable Bible database created by CrossWire Bible Society, SBL, and the American Bible Society.____________________________________________________________________________
Free Bible Software
This software supports single/parallel view, commentaries, lexicons, dictionaries, etc.BibleDatabase
This software has the option to download the basic, public domain Greek New Testaments as well as the NA26 and UBS3.BibleTime
This is a Bible study application that runs on Linux/Unix and Windows featuring a window layout.BPBible
This Bible software features a number of different Bibles, commentaries, and other books, and it operates on both Windows and Linux. It is available in English, Chinese, German, Hungarian, and Vietnamese.E-Sword
This is a free Bible software program with a number of good translations and other tools, all of which are free (public domain or used with permission). Biblesupport.com is a site where E-Sword users provide support and share resources for E-Sword.HTML Bible
John Hurt’s parallel Greek New Testament package includes several Greek New Testament’s (Stephens 1550, Scrivener 1894, Byzantine-Majority, Westcott-Hort). The cost is $8.00 but it allows you to work without an Internet connection since it is a download. However, you can also read it online.MacSword
This is the Mac X version E-Sword.STEP Bible from Tyndale House, Cambridge
This resource is available for online viewing and free download. It allows the user to view translations side by side, hover over words for lexical information (including extrabiblical word usage), view different editions of the GNT side by side with differences highlighted, create word clouds, do thematic searches, etc. A very useful resource!The Sword Project for Windows
This is a full-featured Bible study package for all students of God’s Word.Xiphos
This runs on Linux, Windows (2000 and up), Solaris, and all BSDs. The software has integration capabilities.____________________________________________________________________________
Bible Software that Costs Money
If you are looking to spend some money on a powerful Bible software program, then your three biggest contenders are Accordance, BibleWorks, and Logos. For an excellent recent comparison of BibleWorks and Logos, see this blog post at the blog "Dr. Varner's Thoughts." Abram K-J also has a helpful post comparing all three that, while it is a few years old, is still very helpful.
This is a high-end original languages Bible software program for biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and many more. Accordance also has a YouTube page here with videos on topics like vocabulary acquisition and sentence diagramming.
This is another high-end original languages Bible software program for biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and many more.Logos
This is another high-end Bible software that partners with more than 130 publishers to make more than 21,000 electronic Bible study resources available to customers around the world. Their technology is used in more than 180 countries in a dozen languages.____________________________________________________________________________
Fonts: UnicodeDecker, Rodney. "What a Biblical Scholar Should Know about Unicode"
This is a helpful primer to introduce you to the world of unicode fonts for biblical studies.
Fonts can be a tricky. Should I use the Accordance, Bible Works, Logos, Teknia, or SBL font? What is the difference between a unicode font and a "regular" font? Should I use the SIL Unicode font? Doesn't my computer come loaded with fonts? Below, you will find a step by step guide that will begin with selection and end in implementation.
UnicodeUnicode is a standard way of encoding or entering the various characters of most writing systems. This means that all computers (Mac and PC) and all programs should be capable of reading characters entered in unicode.
Advantages: This option has the advantage of seamlessly transferring from Microsoft Word to email, blogs, and any other program you use. Since unicode fonts are not fonts in the traditional sense (Times New Roman vs. Helvetica), they do not need to be installed on other computers. This means that if you need to print off a paper with Greek in the library, you don't need to worry about incompatibility issues.
Enabling and Using on a Mac
1) Click your spotlight icon and type "keyboard."
2) Open keyboard preferences by clicking on the selected hit. This screen should appear.
4) Next, click on the "Input Sources" option. This screen should appear.
5) Scroll down and check the box for "Greek Polytonic" and "Hebrew." Notice that you can also enable German, French, Spanish, and any other language you might need to work with.
6) Your biblical languages have now been enabled. Close out of the preferences screen.
7) You are now set to use these Unicode fonts. Whenever you are ready to use the Greek font, look up at the top right of your screen. Look for a flag and click on it.
8) Select Greek. Start typing.
9) More likely than not, you will need help with the keyboard map (which Greek letters and accents correspond to your English keyboard). Lucky for you, there is a map. Click on the flag, and then click on the "Show Keyboard Viewer"
Notice that when you hit the "Shift" or "Option" keys, different keys will become available.
10) Repeat 7-10 for Hebrew or your language of choice.
Enabling and Using on a PC
(This Tutorial is for Windows 7, but the steps should be more or less the same for previous/future Operating Systems)
1) Click on your start menu and click on the control panel. This window should appear.
2) Click on the "Region and Language" option.
3) Click on "Keyboards and Languages." This screen should now appear:
4) Now click on the "Change keyboards" button. Your screen now looks like this:
5) Click the "Add" button.
6) Expand your selection by clicking on the + box. Select "Greek Polytonic," "Hebrew," and any other input language you desire.
6) Click "Ok." Now the screen should look like this.
7) Click "Apply." This is very important. If you do not apply the settings, then everything you have just done will be lost.
8) After you apply your new settings, close the window above.
9) To change the keyboard from English to another language, simply click on the "EN" text on the Start Menu at the bottom right. See below.
10) You can find a keyboard map for PC here.
Can I Manipulate Unicode Like Regular English Fonts?
Yes. The SIL and SBL fonts alter the appearance of your Unicode font. Keep in mind that the use of font that alters the appearance of the characters you type will not transfer to other computers unless those fonts are already installed. This should be no cause for concern though, your text will simply default to the standard unicode font for that language. That is to say, your Greek or Hebrew will not become gibberish.
Non-Unicode FontsWhat, then, is the benefit of using non-unicode fonts? If you use Bible Software like Accordance, Bible Works, or Logos, then using these fonts enables you to simply copy and paste the text into your Word document. This is a huge time saver. It also retains the accuracy of the text you are copying. Imagine trying to type a paragraph of Greek with accents and no spell check. If you opt for this approach, though, remember what you are losing. Your text becomes gibberish the moment you change computers, paste into any internet application or website, or show up for class and realize you have a glaring typo and have to run to the library to print off a corrected copy of your paper.
Copying Text in Bible Software ProgramsAccordance
When copying text from Accordance, it is important to note that the program defaults to copy text in its "legacy" font. Unless you change this setting, you will only be able to read the text in programs and on computers that have that font pre-installed. For instance, if I copy Matthew 1:1 using the default settings in Accordance and paste into a word document that has the Accordance Legacy font installed, this will be the result:
But if I paste the same text into my Facebook "Update Status", a web application, or any computer that does not have the font installed, this will be the result:
Changing this setting in Accordance is a painless procedure. Just follow these simple steps.
1) Click on "Accordance" in the upper left portion of the screen.
2) Scroll down and select preferences:
4) Notice that the "Export"option has been selected. Make sure the same is true for you.
5) Finally, check the box that says "Unicode export" "Export all characters with Unicode format." Your screen should now look like this:
6) Hit "Ok" at the bottom right of the menu in order to confirm your changes.
7) Now when you copy Matthew 1:1 into your Facebook "Update Status" et. al, the text will look like this:
Logos uses Unicode natively. You do not need to do anything to copy in Unicode.
Tutorial coming soon.
Other Tutorials and WebpagesJohn Schwandt's Tutorial
Here are instructions for typing in Unicode Polytonic Greek. This will enable you to create Greek documents, web sites, and emails which most current browsers will display properly. It also will allow you to change Unicode fonts without any confusion of characters.Russell Cottrell's Unicode Page
On this page, viewers can find out more about Unicode, including some helpful links.SIL Unicode Page
A page of the Summer Institute of Linguistics devoted to all things Unicode.Tyndale House Font Page
This website has information about Unicode fonts, links to downloads, and information on how to use Greek fonts on older software.____________________________________________________________________________
Unicode Software ToolsShibboleth
This is the Logos tool for typing Unicode text in ancient scripts. It was designed to help people unfamiliar with a script easily enter the correct characters, and then copy text to the clipboard in Unicode or another format.TypeGreek
Randy Hoyt provides software tool that converts text from a standard keyboard into Greek characters as you type in real-time. Read the notes in the "Alphabet Key" on how to make necessary diacritical marks.Unicode Classical Greek Inputter
A software tool provided by the University of Oxford that allows users to type in Greek. There is a very easy-to-use keyboard selection also for highlighting letters with diacritical marks, etc.____________________________________________________________________________
This font is available at the BibleWorks website. Users you can download a complete keyboard map for both the Greek and Hebrew for both Mac and PC.BST Greek Font
BibleStudyTools.com offers this Greek font.SBL Fonts Forum
SBL hosts this forum in order to exchange ideas, discuss issues, and recommend changes regarding its fonts.SBL Greek
This font is available at SBL's website and is featured in the SBL Greek New Testament.SIL Fonts
This is the page that contains all the SIL fonts and all discussions pertaining their fonts and Unicode in general.TekniaGreek
This is the Mounce Greek font, which follows the same keyboard layout for Mac and Windows users.Unicode Greek Fonts
Russell Cottrell has one-stop shop for a number of different Unicode fonts, including his own design (Aristarcoj).University College-London Fonts
This site provides a number of different fonts, Windows-compatible, Unicode, and Polytonic.WordPerfect Language Assistants
This software allows Word Perfect users to type in Greek.____________________________________________________________________________
This is a software tool provided by Logos that converts Unicode Greek to its appropriate transliterated form.____________________________________________________________________________