The Hebrew Bible iPhone application is designed for reading/studying the Hebrew Bible in either Hebrew, Aramaic (Torah only), or in a parallel translation format combining Hebrew and another language (at present, either English or French). It is also useful as a tool for improving one's knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic. It is comprised of five main components:

1. Bible: The Hebrew Bible is accessible in several different versions (a default version is selected via iPhone preferences and it is possible to change versions while running the application as well). The first six versions listed below are included in the App, the other versions can be either accessed over the Internet or downloaded (at no additional charge). The versions that are available are:
* Hebrew (cantillation)
* Hebrew (vowels)
* Hebrew (no vowels)
* Hebrew/English (cantillation)
* Hebrew/English (vowels)
* Hebrew/English (no vowels)
* Hebrew/French
* English
* Hebrew Torah (commentary)
* Aramaic Torah (vowels)
* Aramaic Torah (no vowels)

When reading a book or chapter (regardless of the version selected), it is also possible to listen to the Hebrew version of the selected book/chapter being read by pressing the "Play" button at the top of the page. The audio readings are pronounced in Sephardi-style Hebrew. In additon to a "Book"-based reading approach, it is possible to also toggle to a "Parashah"-based approach (a Parashah is the weekly synagogue Torah/Haftarah reading). Both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Parashah readings are supported. While reading the Hebrew and Hebrew/English versions, if you touch any Hebrew word, you will be presented with a pop-up English definition. From the popup, it is also possible to display a list of all the verses in the Hebrew Bible that contain that word.

2. Words: This is useful for learning more about specific Hebrew words and for discovering related words. One can lookup words by "Root" by selecting the first two letters of the Hebrew word root. A listing will be displayed of all Hebrew words (and, optionally, Aramaic words and/or proper names) that begin with those two letters. Once the list is displayed, touching a word will open up a further level of detail about the selected word (and, optionally, all verses that contain that word or the BDB page for that word). Alternatively, one can use the "Translate" function to translate words or sentences or go directly to the word detail via the "Strongs" number lookup function. There is also a word search facility.

3. Topics: There are links to key topics (over 200 people/places/things) in the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. One can access topics by Bible book, by "Meta" topics, and a consolidated list of all topics.

4. Maps: There are maps of almost every location (over 1,000 locations) mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It is possible to display multiple different locations on a map and to clear previously selected locations from a map. One can access Maps by Bible book or a consolidated list of all maps. By selecting a location on the map and touching the "callout detail disclosure" symbol (the "right arrow"), one can see a listing of all verses in the Hebrew Bible that mention that location.

5. BDB: The Brown–Driver–Briggs Hebrew Lexicon is probably the most commonly used Biblical Hebrew Lexicon. A complete copy of this lexicon is accessible from within the application. In additon, individual pages can be displayed via the word lookup functionality.

An Internet connection is required in order to use some content in this application but most core functionality is maintained locally.

What's New

Version 8.1

Minor fixes. Note: A number of people have installed my Hebrew Bible app and have said that they just see a "blank" screen when opening the app. This doesn't seem to be happening to everyone; however, if you do experience this issue, it is easily resolved by selecting a Bible "version". Just follow the steps described on the HebrewBible Support page.

Ratings and Reviews



Absolutely excellent

La meilleure application "Bible hébraïque" pour le iPhone


Extrêmement bien conçue, cette application se distingue par la richesse des possibilités qu'elle offre aux utilisateurs. Elle donne accès aux textes en hébreu de la Bible, mais également - et en parallèle - aux traductions française ou anglaise (au choix) de tous les textes de la Bible. Dans le cas de la Torah, la possibilité de choisir une lecture par chapitre ou par parashot s'avère également fort appréciable. De plus, les haftorot sont également indiquées et accessibles. Enfin, il est également possible de lire la traduction araméenne (Onkolos) de la Torah.

Un dictionnaire hébreu, fonctionnant sur le principe de racines binaires, auxquelles seront associées les mots portant ces deux premières lettres (par exemple aleph-beith dégagera les verbes aleph-beith-daleth (avad), aleph-beith-hé (ava), mais également les noms propres), permet une étude approfondie et méthodique du vocabulaire biblique.

Un volet "recherches de thèmes" très complet tire profit de la banque d'articles Wikipedia.

L'application donne également accès à un grand nombre de cartes (regroupées par livres bibliques), ce qui permet une exploration géographique des lieux associés aux événements ou personnages de la Bible hébraïque.

Voilà qui résume les grandes lignes seulement de cette application remarquable et très abordable ($4.95), qui devrait rapidement prendre une place de premier plan parmi les applications bibliques pour le iPhone.

Amazing App.


Amazing app, very powerful translation and audio. Thank you to the team who developed this. Praise G-D.


Zev Clementson
139.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Clementson Consulting


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