Greek New Testament Texts

The Society of Biblical Literature, in keeping with its mission to foster biblical scholarship, is pleased to sponsor, in association with Logos Bible Software, a new, critically edited edition of the Greek New Testament edited by Michael W. Holmes. The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT), which is freely available in electronic form, will be useful to students, teachers, translators, and scholars in a wide variety of settings and contexts.

The German Bible Society’s free online versions of its texts, including the Greek New Testament (NA27), the Septuagint and the Hebrew Bible (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia).  The site has an attractive user interface, with nice unicode fonts, browsable and searchable, but with no critical apparatus.

By Tony Fisher: on-line Greek New Testament (NA26), available for browsing and searching. You can search for individual words by base or inflected form and you can limit your search further by specifying tense, voice, mood etc. It does not require a Greek font to be pre-installed on your computer and is fast and user-friendly. An excellent resource. Sadly, the author of this site, Tony Fisher, died not long after developing this great resource. Originally (and still) available here, the permanent link above is hosted by Jonathan Kimmit.

A very useful site that allows you to see a number of English translations in parallel along with the Greek text. You can select words in either the English or Greek for definitions, grammatical forms, etc. The site also provides other useful learning resources, such as offering users New Testament sentences to translate that match their progress as tracked by the site. Requires free registration.

From Biola University: searchable text of the Greek New Testament (NA26) using either the symbol font or unicode. You can also search the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, the Latin Vulgate and several translations from the same page. You also view up to two parallel versions of any passage (e.g. you could look at any passage simultaneously in Greek, Latin and English). Strongly recommended.

Anonymous site providing a variety of ways of viewing accented and non-accented Greek New Testament texts (Nestle-Aland 26). Choose from a variety of fonts for the display, unicode fonts (Athena and Palatino), Symbol font (already present on practically all computers) or images. You can “click on” any given word and see it parsed and with a definition (from Thayer’s lexicon?). The search function is sophisticated enough to be able to handle quite precise searches. A useful new resource.

At Crosswalk: an attractive, user-friendly Interlinear Bible with some special features. In any verse displayed you can “click on” the Greek word to see its entry in the Lexicon (see below). Note, however, that the “Word/Phrase Search” only works for English words in the interlinear and not for their Greek counterparts.

Westcott and Hort Greek New Testament, all morphologically linked, from the remarkable Perseus site. Follow a given word from the text through the on-line Liddell-Scott lexicon. Like all Perseus Greek texts, you have several options for viewing the Greek (click on “Configure Display” to the left of each page of text).

Westcott-Hort text from 1881, combined with the NA26/27 variants: text prepared, typed and proof-read by Maurice Robinson; site by Wieland Willker. Uses the Symbol font, already present on most computers.

edited by Dirk Jongkind: modern transcription of Tregelles’s Greek New Testament (TNT) and its corrected edition (TNT2), 1857-79, with new introductory material.

By John Hurt: Nestle’s Greek New Testament is available here, but in non-Greek characters. It can be browsed, searched and easily downloaded. Parallel New Testament (Greek plus KJV and Young’s) is also included.

By David Harley: although “work in progress”, this is a promising project to utilise current web technology to produce an on-line edition of the Greek New Testament in which the text can be manipulated to create different texts depending on the variants chosen. This is the first on-line version of the Greek New Testament to begin to take text-critical issues seriously; unfortunately there have been no major updates now for over three years

By Mark Goodacre: this page enables you to go to one page to search several of the Greek New Testament versions listed here, as well as a variety of other key Bible resources.

By Marilyn Phemister: much of the Greek New Testament (Westcott and Hort) is available here for listening or downloading. These are Real Audio files, organised by the chapter. The project is not yet complete, but chapters are being added regularly. Ideal for visually impaired students, or for anyone wanting to listen to the text.

The authorized (1904) Greek Orthodox New Testament, available online from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Robert Fowler’s transcription of the Gospels and Acts in Greek on the web using the SPIonic Font (for which, see below). Mark has been on the web for some time, but now also the rest of the Gospels and Acts are available.

By John Simon: audio readings of the New Testament in both Greek and Latin, using a modified modern pronunciation.

By David Field: audio recordings of Matthew and Mark (so far), using the Erasmian pronunciation.

By Louis Sorenson: an annotated directory of online audio recordings of the Greek New Testament (including reviews of Phemister, Simon, and Field).

Pella Iknomaki has produced recordings of Matthew, Colossians, James, and 1-2 Peter (and has started John), using modern Greek pronunciation. Freely available on the Librivox site.