Free Greek and Hebrew Fonts for Your Computer

Greek and Hebrew
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:

Free Greek and Hebrew fonts

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.

Comments

  1. says

    Unfortunately, there is not a Logos-produced original languages keyboard for Mac. We originally produced the Windows version for internal use, so it didn't require any additional dev time to make it publicly available. If there was enough interest in a Mac version of the keyboard, we could consider it, but at this time, it's only available for Windows.

  2. says

    The Greek Polytonic keyboard for Mac works very well. You can also set up a keyboard shortcut that allows you to easily switch to the Greek keyboard and back to English quickly.

  3. says

    Kurt, I have Windows 10 and I'm not sure if it's a Windows 10 issue or a MS Word 2013 issue but I see what you mean. 1) The characters are Unicode compliant so you'll have to install either the Greek Keyboard or the Greek Polytonic Keyboard (the latter is useful for all of the Classical and Koine diacritical markings, i.e. breathings and accents, etc.). This can be found in the *Time & Language* section under *Languages*. 2) Microsoft Word, for some reason, will automatically choose the Calibri (or your default) font. If you see Greek characters but not the Logos Handwritten Greek, for example, that's ok. Continue writing then you'll have to highlight the text and change it to the Logos Handwritten Greek form. (Again, I'm not sure why it does this…yet.) – If anyone finds a solution, let us know. Regards.

  4. Arlene Hendriks says

    Why have you removed all the Hebrew fonts from the Logos program. since i updated to the “new and improved” versions of Logos, all the documents I’ve created in the last 20 years of using Logos now have gibberish in place of Hebrew. I want all the fonts back starting with Hebraica II to the present.

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