Here are some free online Greek texts and tools that I use or recommend.
The Greek New Testament
If you don’t have your own copy of the Greek New Testament you can read the SBL edition online at Bible Gateway. The SBL Greek NT can be read on Bible Gateway in parallel with English and other translations of the New Testament. Or you may prefer to read the latest Nestle-Aland edition, which is online here. Online versions are great for copy-and-pasting passages into assignments and papers.
As well as the New Testament, there are online editions of the Septuagint, the Greek Old Testament. This online edition of the Septuagint is based on Alfred Rahlfs’ edition, which has been edited again more recently by Robert Hanhart, © 2006 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart. Septuagint.org has a version of the Septuagint with useful parsing information. The Blue Letter Bible also has a version of the Septuagint with a few tools here. David Black has even more links of interest to students of the Septuagint here.
STEP Bible by Tyndale House
STEP (Scripture Tools for Every Person) is a project of Tyndale House, Cambridge. Their aim is to build and distribute high quality free Bible tools for disadvantaged believers who have few resources. But others can use it online. Hover over a word of the Greek text (New Testament or Septuagint) to see the English definition. Click on the word to see the parsing information and much more. Here’s a good place to start.
Daily Dose of Greek (Videos)
In each of these very short videos Dr Rob Plummer, a professor of New Testament interpretation, goes through a single verse of the New Testament and explains the grammar. At the moment Rob is going through the Gospel of Mark, verse by verse. He seems to pitch his explanations at students who have done two semesters of New Testament Greek. These videos are great if you want to keep those grammar rules fresh in your mind. A link is sent daily via email to subscribers.
Englishman’s Greek Concordance
This is a resource I use almost everyday. I use it when I want to quickly see how a particular Greek word is used elsewhere in the New Testament and by which authors. Click on a letter of the Greek alphabet (in the darker blue band) to begin your search. There are mistakes with the use of accents, and the definitions are dated, so user beware. A Greek New Testament that you can search with Greek words or stems is here.
New Understandings in Greek at The Patrologist
Seumas MacDonald is blogging on new understandings in Ancient Greek here. Part one is on aspect and tense in verbs. Parts two and three are on Aktionsart. Part four is on voice. There is also a pdf containing three chapters of a Classical Greek reader which would suit students with a semester or two of study under their belts.
This is a new website with free, easy to use, online quizzes that help first year students parse Greek words frequently found in the New Testament. (It could be improved with a ‘middle/passive’ button.) A short video showing how to use Master Greek is here.
Resources by Danny Zacharias
Danny Zacharias, who describes himself as an “edupreneur”, has the largest free list of Greek principal parts on the internet here. Danny has also developed some handy apps. There are free versions if you want to try them out, but the complete versions are only a few dollars. I have ParseGreek and FlashGreek on my phone. You can easily change the degree of difficulty on these apps.
There are many Greek fonts available for free. My preferred font is Teknia Greek which can be downloaded here. If you download the Teknia Greek font, make sure you download the pdf of the keyboard layout too. Many scholars, however, use the SBL Greek font which can be downloaded here.
Basic Greek Grammar at Exegetical Tools
If you need to brush up on your basic Greek grammar the free videos on the Exegetical Tools website could be useful to you.
Keep Your Greek
If you don’t want to lose your basic Greek skills and knowledge, this website could be for you. Every Monday a set of quizzes and readings, etc, are sent to subscribers. Or you might just want to read the posts on their website. Read Tony’s introduction here.
David Black’s New Testament Greek Portal, etc.
There’s lots of free stuff here. Thanks for recommending this, Dave.
Which tools or websites do you recommend?
Related Article: Freebies for Students of the New Testament