Tools for Scripture Study

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Introduction to the Scriptures

Online Lectures


Felix Just, SJ
"Old Testament Statistics - New American Bible."
"New Testament Statistics."


Bible Researcher, "Fonts"

Bible Researcher, "Hebrew Unicode"

Bible Researcher, "Greek Unicode"


IFAOGrec Unicode is a font for Greek and Coptic, developed and sponsored by the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (IFAO). Includes many special characters for papyrology.

SBL Unicode Fonts

SBL Educational Resources

Greek keyboard layouts

Configuring Windows 10

Setting up the Windows 10 Greek Polytonic Keyboard is a little bit tricky.

1. Add Greek to the "Preferred languages" list.
Add Greek to preferred languages.png
2. Click on Greek to bring up "Options."
Greek options.png
3. Click on "Add a keyboard."
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4. Select Greek Polytonic from the list.
5. Use mouse or [Windows key + space] to select the desired keyboard from the keyboards menu.
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6. Now the keyboard will function as advertised in the next section.

Links for Greek keyboard layouts

transposing into Unicode

- converts SPIonic, among other ASCII Greek systems



There is a font conversion BW font to Unicode font contained in the BW8 Help file, chapter 59. The macros are also included in unimacros.txt in the main BibleWorks program directory. You will have to copy the text of macros, then open the Word Macro editor and paste the macros into the Word Macro editor. Then run the macros.

This is the best solution I've found so far. It was written by John Kendall and posted to the Bibleworks Forum.


Game plan

  • Turn off Smart Quotes to make sure that the accents turn out well.
  • Run the macro on the latest manuscript. It transcodes the characters and turns them red.
  • Search for all red characters and replace them with the "automatic" font color. Standard replace procedure: make the replacement or else go on to the next instance of a string of red characters.