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
* Pratico & Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew
* 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
* Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek
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.

* iPhone & iPad *
Bible Vocab is a universal app and works on iPhone & iPad.

* 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 5.05

Adding textbook: Garrett & DeRouchie 'A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew'

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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5 Ratings
roguehen ,


Helpful to review vocab from Greek and Hebrew textbooks!

Steathi ,

Great work!

Can't say enough about this app. Don't know how I studied Greek without it.

Only issue I have - and it's a very small one - is that some definitions take too many exegetical liberties, or make leaps that are not widely accepted in scholarship. For example, the definition of Iscariot is rendered "Man from Kerioth." Without going into too much detail, while this is generally accepted as a possible etymology of the name, by no means is this a consensus view. It's only one of five or six hypotheses that have been posited.

But, as I say. This is a minor objection. For those who want a brilliant study tool just to wrap your mind around Biblical Greek vocab, there really is no better app.

Seminary student 2017 ,

Great concept, buggy beyond use

The concept of the app is only missing dedicated vocabulary lists for beginning students. Otherwise, it's everything an exegete needs to keep up with his languages.

Unfortunately, the thing is so slow and crashes so often it's unusable.


61.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Bible Vocab - Unlock $7.99
  2. All Greek Audio $7.99
  3. Greek Audio down to 10 occurrences $4.99


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