Bible Vocab 4+

Learn Greek and Hebrew vocab‪!‬


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 164 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Now has two new textbooks!
* Merkle & Plummer, Beginning with New Testament Greek
* Pratico & Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew (edition 3)

Bible Vocab is a simple and fun way to learn vocabulary from the Greek New Testament and the Hebrew Old Testament. Watch our online tutorial here:

Professor Robert Plummer (co-author of Going Deeper with New Testament Greek) said about the app: 'Who could imagine that a Greek New Testament vocabulary app with this much power and flexibility even existed? I'm amazed at the intuitive design and ability to customize vocabulary acquisition to particular sections of text. I'm confident that this vocabulary app will help thousands of pastors and students read the Greek New Testament with greater fluency, confidence, and understanding. I enthusiastically endorse it.'

* Vocab Lists *
You can choose vocab lists from any passage in the Bible or from the following leading Greek and Hebrew textbooks:
* Fuller & Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew
* Garrett & DeRouchie, A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew
* Hackett, A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
* Pratico & Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew (eds. 2 & 3)
* Ross, Introducing Biblical Hebrew, Baker Academic
* Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew
* Baugh, A New Testament Greek Primer
* Decker, Reading Koine Greek, Baker Academic
* Duff, The Elements of New Testament Greek
* Kostenberger, Merkle, & Plummer. Going Deeper with New Testament Greek
* Merkle & Plummer, Beginning with New Testament Greek
* Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek
* Rollinson, Online Greek Textbook

NB. The vocab items may occasionally be in a different form to how they appear in the textbook.

* Spaced Repetition *
The smarter way to learn vocab. This allows you to test yourself on items at set intervals which increase the more times that record that know it correctly. Just tap on the spaced repetition button (the arrow button in the right corner) and it will tell you the words you need to study next.

* Reading Mode *
Use the power of spaced repetition to get better at reading whole verses in the Bible. If you've learned enough vocab in Spaced Repetition mode to cover whole verses, Reading Mode will introduce these verses to you, first with the parsing, dictionary form and glosses and thereafter you will need to read it just the original language. These verses will be shown to you at intervals which increase the more familiar you are with each verse.

* Slideshow Modes *
Vocab Mode: where you see the words in their dictionary form
Parsing Mode: where you see the words in the way they appear in the text and you are tested on their grammatical form.
Verses Mode: see whole verses as well as parsing, dictionary forms and glosses.

* Greek Audio *
Dr. George Athas from Moore College in Sydney has recorded the audio for all the words in the Greek New Testament using a restored koine pronunciation system. You can try the audio for the 100 most frequently occurring used words for free and if you like it you can pay to download more.

* Data Sources *
You can choose between four Greek Testament texts: SBL, Westcott-Hort, Tischendorf and Byzantine. The OT text is based on the Westminster Leningrad Codex, as provided by Open Scriptures. The Greek Lexicons are:
* Dodson (2010) -
* Mounce Concise Greek-English Lexicon (© 1993. William Mounce. All Rights Reserved -
The Hebrew/Aramaic Lexicon is derived chiefly from the Brown-Driver-Briggs, as provided by Open Scriptures.
You can also use the glosses from the available textbooks.

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What’s New

Version 5.20

Now has two new textbooks!
* Merkle & Plummer, Beginning with New Testament Greek
* Pratico & Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew (edition 3)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Student02931 ,

Best Vocab app on the market

Great features and easy to use. Two stand out above the rest: the ability to isolate vocabulary by designated passages and viewing the individual words as well as a whole verse to see how the roots inflect; and the ability to learn vocabulary from all the popular Hebrew and Greek grammars. This last feature will be invaluable to students who can select vocabulary lists from Pratico and Van Pelt or Mounce by chapter instead of carrying around stacks of index cards. I don't know of any other app that can do those things.

Halastrion ,

Very Helpful - Needs Minor Improvements

I love this app. I learned Greek in Seminary 20 years ago but didn’t use it consistently. Now ai mark the passage the pastor is teaching on and try to learn the new vocabulary and translate it before I go to Church. Its really helps me to have a goal and purpose to study for.

I wish there was a way to be able to scroll through the different definition options for each word and tag it to a personal dictionary. Its hard to know which base dictionary to puck an inevitably some definitions will click better than others but its not consistent with any one dictionary. It would also be really helpful if you could edit your personal dictionary to help it be more memorable. To me word order matters and I often want to get rid of some of the more wordy and awkwardly worded definitions. The goal is to be able to remember them so form really matters to me.

makingapeople ,

Nothing else like it.

This app is second to none. It is hands-down the most comprehensive vocabulary app for both Greek and Hebrew that I’ve been able to find. It effectively exposes you to the vocabulary word, shows it to you in context, and even pronounces the Greek for you. I especially like how with this app, one can isolate the vocabulary of a particular verse, chapter, or book(s). I highly recommend this app for anyone who wants to learn, or refresh their biblical language skills.

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