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Here you will find listed braille copies of New Testament Greek study aids such as primers, a dictionary, and lexical aids. Most, if not all, will include the vowel accents, breathing marks and punctuation more reflective of modern critical Greek texts. We also now have available a fully accented edition of the Greek New Testament. This differs from thee Bartimaeus braille Unaccented Edition of the Greek New Testament and other versions, namely, Westcott-hort, Nestle-Aland, and the Byzantine Majority.

All that said, there are some useful links to braille and non-braille GNT files and sites having transliterated characters as well as lots more braille resources given below.
Bible Vision: A program designed to allow you to search the Bible in Greek, Hebrew, and english. It also includes Strong's numbers and more. Click on the next link to listen to a brief tutorial on how to use the program.
Introductory Audio Tutorial
Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament public link. This has been prepared by Maurice A. Robinson, originally for the Online Bible, and has a comparative apparatus to the Nestle-Aland 26th UBS edition. Be sure to check the different letters used to transliterate the Greek to English. Also posted below is a braille coded version of these files without accents.
The braille coded edition of Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament prepared by Maurice A. Robinson with the comparative apparatus to Nestle-Aland 26th/UBS edition. It even has the color coding of the above listing which should work with many screen readers. No accents. Best read with Internet Explorer.
Nestle-Aland (current version) with braille letter forms, found on the Greek New Testament page. Intended to be read with a braille display. No accents.
Byzantine Majority with braille letter forms, found on the Greek New Testament page. Intended to be read with a braille display. No accents.
Braille GNT Parsing guides for the Byzatine Majoritive, UBS Friberg, and UBS3 / ramcord Greek New Testaments can be found here in a zip file. You will find helpful instruction and coding files included, prepared by Ray McAllister.
Click here to download the Septuagint in both Greek and English versions compressed in a zipped file. The Greek has been converted to braille code but not the English translation. This work was originally prepared by Ray McAllister using a BrailleNote but should work satisfactorily on any braille display device.
Extra Biblical Library, Greek: containing writings by the Apostolic Fathers, Josephus, Philo and Pseudepigrapha.

The next few links are to sight related resources which may be helpful. Multiple grammars and lexical aids also listed below.

Link to "Resources for Learning NT GREEK by Corey Keating. This online study site could prove helpful to one and all--visually related. Check it out.
ParallelGreek New Testament by John Hurt. You will find several Greek versions as well as English versions of each verse. There is a whole lot more on this site, but you will have to determine how helpful it can be to you.
Vine's Greek-English Dictionary accessable here.
Second link to Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words On-line - lookup tool giving information on Greek words behind the English text. Also, see below for links to A.T. Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament.
Strong's Concordance may be accessed here.
Link to text version of Synonyms of the New Testament by Richard C. Trench
The Bible Researcher website - where you can find a variety of Greek and Hebrew study aids.


Another helpful link. Sarah Blake has build a page with links to various language resources for blind students. Included are instructions for making JAWS display Hebrew and Greek on a braille display. A modified braille table is available for downloading. For other online materials you can click on the link "Accessible Language Resources Online.


Two Greek New Testaments: Bartimaeus Accented and Unaccented Editions: formatted for braille embossing or online reading. The Bartimaeus Accented Edition is based on a blending of the UBS 2nd and 4th editions and other texts including the TR and Byzantine Majority. The Bartimaeus Unaccented Edition is based primarily on the Stephanos text.

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Should you find correctable errors in the text of any of the files posted here, please let us know where they are located so that they might be fixed and others also be notified who may have previously downloaded the files. Additionally, no matter which files you may be embossing, any time, any where, it is always advisable to start with just a couple of pages to see that everything is OK. These files should have a formfeed every 25 lines.

Some of the books listed will be posted in two different size files. Originally hand transcribed hardcopies of a book which have been scanned with OBR by Catherine Thomas, braille@panix.com, and made into braille ready files, will be posted as one braille volume, one file. This is done for single-sided embossing. Secondly, if the original braille volumes are small enough, two ormore may be combined into a single volume and posted that way. This is to facilitate double-sided braille embossing and also may involve changes in braille page numbering within a volume. Books transcribed originally in computerized files have for the most part not been altered with a few exception. Not all consecutive file names with numbers reflect consecutive print page numbering. Also, some older transcription codes differ slightly from more recent codes where accenting and special symbols are concerned. Beware and choose where options are available according to your personal preference.

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Practical Use of the Greek New Testament by Kenneth Wuest. This is a text file in a zip format.
Practical Use of the Greek New Testament: This book is an encouragement to the serious Bible student seeking to better understand the New Testament. However, even if you are not a Greek scholar, you can glean some real benefits from reading this volume. Braille readers will discover that the alphabet looks and sounds very similar to our English braille alphabet. In fact, you can probably figure out most of the words with just a little effort. Again, there are some great truths to be found in this book. 40-cpl, 25-lpp
You will also find several books in the Braille Library as well as the Christian Bookshare sections by Wuest. These include word studies for the English reader and expanded translations of New testament books
The complete Expanded Translation of the New Testament for the English reader by Kenneth S. Wuest. This is a text file format that allows you to search every reference by book, chapter and verse in one file, i.e., mat 1:1, or 1co 13:1, or phi 2:5, or phm 1:25, and rev 22:20 for examples. Wuest's paragraph divisions are indicated by a period after the verse number. KJV verse divisions were used as a guideline. This is a change from the printed format used by Wuest.
Wuest's Expanded Translation of the New Testament for the English reader formatted in 8 braille volumes and posted in a zip file.

New Testament GREEK Primers

Ray Summers' Essentials of New Testament Greek uses the eight case approach to New Testament Greek, as does Dana and Mantey, rather than the five case found in most other contemporary grammars. Using the eight case method simplifies the five case which include the same concepts under fewer cases. For this reason Summers' grammar, also Dana and Mantey, will be given first place here.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - small volume 1 of 5, lessons 1 through 9, print pages i-viii, 1-40; 86 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - small volume 2 of 5, lessons 10 through 20, print pages 41-83; 90 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - small volume 3 of 5, lessons 21 through 29, print pages 84-122; 86 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - small volume 4 of 5, lessons 30 through 33, Paradigms, Vocabulary and Index; print pages 123-171; 94 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - small volume 5 of 5. This is a foldout chart called The Greek Verb System prepared by L. R. Elliott, Th.D. and pasted inside the book cover. It is found pasted in many popular grammars. 38 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
The "ANSWERBOOK" to the lessons in Essentials of New Testament Greek by Summers, originally published by AMG, Chattanooga, TN, and transcribed by Lynn Pembroke.
The five smaller volumes of Essentials of New Testament Greek by Ray Summers in a zip file. Now includes the Anserbook also.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - large volume 1 of 2, lessons 1 through 20, print pages I-viii, 1-83; 172 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
Essentials of New Testament Greek: Ray Summers - large volume 2 of 2, lessons 21 through 33, Paradigms, Vocabulary and Index; print pages 84-171; 176 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl.
Essentials of New Testament Greek by Ray Summers, 2 large volumes: also the Answerbook and The Greek Verb System, in a zipped file.

A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by H. E. Dana and Julius R. Mantey, an advanced grammar. Volume 1 of six braille volumes, 40cpl-25lpp.
A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Dana and Mantey, braille volume 2.
A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Dana and Mantey, braille volume 3.
A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Dana and Mantey, braille volume 4.
A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Dana and Mantey, braille volume 5.
A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Dana and Mantey, braille volume 6 of 6.
All six braille volumes in a zip file.

The Greek Verb System: prepared by L. R. Elliott, Th.D. This is a foldout chart pasted inside the cover of several NT Greek grammars. 38 braille pages, 25 lpp and 41 cpl. The same as volume 5 in the Essentials of New Testament Greek.

A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament: prepared by Barclay M. Newman Jr. for the United Bible Society, 1971-1993. The zipped file contains 3 .brf (braille ready files), 1 volume each, totaling 542 pages. This book was transcribed by the Santa Clara County Transcription Project. Volume size and braille page numbering has been reformatted. Also, all three files were combined in a fourth large file for easier computer searching.
A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament: prepared by Barclay M. Newman Jr. for the United Bible Society, 1971-1993. The Dictionary is posted here in one large braille ready file for easy online searching. If embossed it contains 521 pages.
A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament: volume 1, Alpha through epakoloutheo, 180 pages, prepared by Barclay M. Newman Jr. for the United Bible Society.
A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament: volume 2, eparkeo through parafroneo, 180 pages, prepared by Barclay M. Newman Jr. for the United Bible Society.
A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament: volume 3, parafronia through Omega, 181 pages, prepared by Barclay M. Newman Jr. for the United Bible Society.

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Twenty-Fourth Edition, revised by the Rev. Thomas Sheldon Green, M.A. Presented here in five braille volumes in a zip file. Each volume has approximately 200 pages requiring 99-102 doublesided sheets for embossing 25lpp-40clp. Though older than the Concise or Bury dictionaries, it is more comprehensive.

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Twenty-Fourth Edition, revised by the Rev. Thomas Sheldon Green, M.A. Green Lexicon, braille volume 1, alpha through diastellw. CPL-40, LPP-25
Green Lexicon, braille volume 2, diasthma through qwrax. CPL-40, LPP-25
Green Lexicon, braille volume 3, iota through oneidos words. CPL-40, LPP-25
Green Lexicon, braille volume 4, ininhmi through spermologos. CPL-40, LPP-25
Green Lexicon, braille volume 5, speudw through wfelimos. CPL-40, LPP-25
Green's Lexicon also posted here in a single .brf digital file.

Greek-English Lexicon to the New Testament initially compiled by the Rev. R.G. Bury, M.A. Published with minimal accents by the National Institute for the Blind, London, 1919. In one braille volume with limited additions to and editing of definitions, 248 pages, 40-cpl and 25 lpp. Somewhat easier to search for words electronically because of the lack of accents. But, also limited in the extent of vocabulary.

Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek by Bruce M. Metzger - formatted in 2 braille volumes, 25-lpp and 41-cpl. volume 1, 116 pages, volume 2, 110 pages. Posted here in a zipped file.
Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek by Bruce Metzger - Presented here in a single .brf file for easy online or on your computer searching. If embossed it has 25-lpp and 41-cpl, 222 pages.

A New Testament Greek Primer by S. M. Baugh, 1995. There are 11 .brf (braille ready files) in this zipped file each containing 1 braille volume. Total braille pages, 729. This book was prepared by the East Rochester Volunteer Braille Group, Rochester NY.

A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - volume 1 of 6, lpp-25, cpl-40.
A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - volume 2 of 6
A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - volume 3 of 6
A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - volume 4 of 6
A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - volume 5 of 6
A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - volume 6 of 6
A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy - all 6 volumes in one zipped file

It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek by David Black - in 4 volumes: volume 1
It's Still Greek to Me by David Black - volume 2 of 4
It's Still Greek to Me by David Black - volume 3 of 4
It's Still Greek to Me by David Black - volume 4 of 4. Since volumes 4 and 5 of the original transcription were rather small, they have been combined here into one volume and the pages renumbered.
All 4 volumes of It's Still Greek to Me in a zipped file.

A Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and a Beginner's Guide for the Translation of New Testament Greek by Sakae Kubo in 9 volumes - volume 1
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 2 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 3 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 4 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 5 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 6 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 7 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 8 of 9
A Reader's Greek-English Guide by Sakae Kubo - volume 9 of 9
All 9 volumes of A Reader's Greek-English Guide in a zipped file

A Primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - in 7 volumes, volume 1. Nash uses a somewhat different order of study in his approach to learning New Testament Greek.
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - volume 2 of 7
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - volume 3 of 7
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - volume 4 of 7
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - volume 5 of 7
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - volume 6 of 7
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - volume 7 of 7
A primary Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Donald A. Nash - all 7 volumes in a zipped file.

New Testament Greek for Beginners by J. Gresham Machen: volume 1 of 5 braille volumes, all found below in one zipped file. Formatted for 40-cpl-25llp. Some teachers still prefer this older grammar.
New Testament Greek for Beginners: Machen, braille volume 2.
New Testament Greek for Beginners: Machen, braille volume 3.
New Testament Greek for Beginners: Machen, braille volume 4.
New Testament Greek for Beginners: Machen, braille volume 5.
New Testament Greek for Beginners: Machen, all 5 files in zipped format.

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar by William D. Mounce. This braille copy was originally transcribed from a late printing of the first edition. In the zipfile you will find the Grammar, reformatted into 8 braille volume/files, and the Workbook reformatted into 2 braille volume/files. The largest volume contains 180 braille pages and is formatted with 25-lpp and 40-cpl.

ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Revised edition, Book II by Maurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall - volume 1 of 13. This classical Greek primer is included here for the more advanced New Testament Koine Greek student who would like to do some comparative study in classical Greek. Also posted below are a couple of zip file containing Eusebius, Hesiod and Homer.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 2 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 3 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 4 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 5 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 6 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 7 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 8 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 9 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 10 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 11 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 12 of 13.
ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek - volume 13 of 13.

ATHENAZE: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book II - all 13 volumes in a zipped file
Eusebius in a zip file.
Hesiod and Homer in a zip file.

Three transliterated Greek New Testament editions in a zipped file. They are: Westcott-Hort, Byzatine-Majority, and Nestle. Please note that the print Symbol font is used. This means that the Greek letters eta, theta, and chi are represented by the letters h, q, and c.

Click here to find an audible recording of Marilyn Phemister reading the Wescott-Hort edition of the Greek New Testament chapter by chapter. Marilyn was losing her vision when she made this recording. She wanted to be able to continue to hear and study the Greek.

Index to Word Pictures in the New Testament by A.T. Robertson -- These are found on the CCEL site, Christian Classics Etherial Library.

Zip File: New Testament in Beta Code. Beta Code is a transliterated print form of Greek with numerous additional characters to indicate accents and breathing marks plus. No chapter or verse references are given and you are advised to enter at your own risk. If determined you should be able to find necessary accents, et cetera. A .PDF QuickBeta guide file has been included with the New Testament files.
You can find the latest updates on Beta Code on the UC Irvine website by clicking here.

Zip File: containing AN INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT GREEK By Mollin and Williamson
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