Shinun is a flashcard-based vocabulary building tool for both Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, written as a Universal app for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. For either language, vocabulary may be selected by frequency for all words, or for verbs, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, or particles.

For convenience, the application is also keyed to the vocabulary lists of some of the most popular grammars in use today, which are listed below. For those users who desire to directly manage their drill content, Shinun provides the capability to create custom word lists (iPad only).

The controls are meant to be intuitive analogues to physical flashcards. Swipe left to move to the next vocabulary card. Swipe vertically to alternate between the front and back sides of the card. To select a new card as well as flip it over, just double-tap.

Please note that Shinun is meant as a memorization aid for vocabulary, not pronunciation. It does not contain built-in vocalization samples of Hebrew or Greek words, but the screen content may be accurately read using VoiceOver (iOS 8 required for reading Hebrew).

Vocabulary from the following Biblical Hebrew grammars are supported:

• Duane A. Garrett and Jason S. DeRouchie, A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2009).
• Jo Ann Hackett, A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2010).
• Page H. Kelley, Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992).
• Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel, Victoria Hoffer, and Rebecca Abts Wright, Biblical Hebrew: Text and Workbook (2nd ed.; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005).
• Thomas O. Lambdin, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971).
• Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar (2nd. ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007).
• C. L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (2nd ed.; Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995).

Vocabulary from the following New Testament Greek grammars are also supported:

• David Allen Black, Learn to Read New Testament Greek (3rd ed.; Nashville: B&H Academic, 2009).
• Jeremy Duff, Elements of New Testament Greek (3rd ed.; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
• J. Gresham Machen and Dan G. McCartney, New Testament Greek for Beginners (2nd ed.; Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2004).
• William D. Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek (3rd ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009).

What's New

Version 2.2.1

• Restored double-tap functionality to both advance and flip cards.
• The last card in the drill no longer repeats.
• Fixed behavior of the "Learned" button.
• Customized help text based on device size.

Customer Reviews



Thank you for the update, it works much better now :)

My only criticism here is that now that the last word doesn't repeat, the app doesn't tell you when you've looked at all the words. Some may find benefit in going over them again, but going forward I would recommend maybe like a green box around the sides of the screen, or some other sort of notification to tell me that I've already gone over all of them.

Speaking now to those considering a purchase, I highly recommend this app. If you're working with any of the grammars supported, then this is just a life saver. Before I got this app I was taking pictures of my BBH flash cards, now when I start a new chapter I can add that chapter's flash cards with only a few simple taps of my screen.



This app is incredible! Definitely worth every penny! I'm glad to see they fixed the bugs in the previous update! My rating for this app goes back to 5 stars! Good work! :)



This is a not brainer! Flash cards that correlate with multiple Greek and Hebrew texts. Well worth the couple of dollars...


Robb Young
15.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Robb Andrew Young


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