There’s something special about seeing hand-drawn ancient characters. It’s like the smell of old books, or the feel of papyrus.
You can’t simulate the smell of books (yet!), and you probably shouldn’t open glass cases to feel the papyrus, but here at Faithlife, our in-house Greek and Hebrew experts have created these authentic hand-drawn Greek and Hebrew fonts, which you can download for free. They’re the same fonts we use in Logos Bible Software’s Greek Alphabet Tutor and Hebrew Alphabet Tutor.
So next time you incorporate Greek or Hebrew into your research papers, emails, blog posts, or your annual family newsletter, it can look like this:
Get a free original languages keyboard
Obviously, your keyboard doesn’t come out of the box with all the Greek and Hebrew bells and whistles. If you want to use our hand-drawn Greek and Hebrew fonts, you’ll need to install Greek and Hebrew keyboards to actually type the characters. We created a free one of those, too. If you want to type biblical Greek, biblical Hebrew, Coptic, or Syriac, download our free Original Languages Keyboards for Windows.
Learn how to write Greek and Hebrew
If you feel like typing hand-drawn Greek and Hebrew just isn’t the same, we understand. One of the many Bible study tools we’ve built into Logos Bible Software can actually teach you how to write each Greek or Hebrew character yourself (and how to pronounce it). Logos gives you a score based on your accuracy, so you can decide if you’re better off letting your computer write for you, or perfect your Greek and Hebrew writing skills.
Here’s the Greek Alphabet Tutor in action:
But of course, this is really just the frosting on the Logos cake—or better yet, it’s the ancient Greek for “happy birthday” written in icing on the Logos cake. If you’re serious about Bible study and biblical languages, there are dozens of reasons to use Logos Bible Software.