|Welcome to LXX GREEK where you can learn
New Testament Koine Greek online for free. LXX GREEK
is not only for the beginner, but also for the intermediate
student to the one who considers himself a Scholar. LXX GREEK was
created with ease of use in mind so Disciples of Christ from all
educational backgrounds can use and enjoy reading the original language
of the New Testament. I have also attempted to make the website
"Touch Screen" friendly for those who want to reference or study
on the go.
A WORK IN PROGRESS -- LXX GREEK is a work in progress.
Additions will be added daily, the Lord willing, until its completion.
A companion workbook will be offered for those who are just beginning
their exciting journey in learning a very rewarding language. For
those who love the word of God, there is nothing more rewarding
than reading it the way it was written over 2000 years ago. While
we do not have the original manuscripts, we know with certainty
that God has preserved His word through faithful disciples down
through the years. I pray you are blessed.
What is the Septuagint or LXX?
Without giving a detailed history lesson, the Septuagint is the
Hebrew Old Testament translated into Koine (from κοινη, meaning
common) Greek by 70 Jewish Scholars around (285-246 BC). It is quoted
in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul and by some of the "Early
Church Fathers". Septuagint is derived from the Latin word Septuaginta,
meaning seventy. LXX is the abbreviation given to the Septuagint
in reference to the seventy Jewish Scholars that worked on translating
the Hebrew scriptures into Koine Greek.
What is Koine Greek?
Koine Greek was the language spoken and written in eastern
Mediterranean countries during the Hellenistic
and Roman periods. This period ranges from a few hundred years before
Christ, during the life of Christ and used by those of the first
century church. It is the Greek language of the common man, or the
non-sophisticated language. The Septuagint and the New Testament
were both written in Koine Greek, as were a vast majority of the
"Early Church Father's" writings.
What is the Byzantine Textform
The Byzantine text, also called the Majority Text, is considered
by some to be inferior to the newer, as in discovered, Alexandrian
text. The King James Version and the New King James Version bibles
use Byzantine text, while most newer bible translations use the
Alexandrian manuscripts. This is why we see portions of verses and
chapters missing in our newer bible translations. The Byzantine
manuscripts have more content than its Alexandrian counterpart.
While owning the NA27 and the UBS4, I have chose to use the Robinson/Pierpont
Byzantine Textform 2005 as a basis for my
and online study of the bible in the original Greek language here
on LXX GREEK.
The font used on this site is the Gentium Plus font, which can be
downloaded here. It is recommended
that you download and install this font on your system for accurate
viewing of the Greek text as presented on LXX GREEK.