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Modern Greek Bible
by Guest User - Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 05:56 PM
  I am trying to find a good Modern Greek Bible that uses the monotonic accent system and has a good readable font.  I currently have a Greek Bible, but it is in tiny font and uses the old polytonic accent system.  If you know of such a Bible, I would appreciate knowing the title and the ISBN if possible.  ευχαριστώ.
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Re: Modern Greek Bible
by Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets - Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 03:33 AM
  Given that the Greek Orthodox Church has often stated that it is strongly against the monotonic system and refuses to acknowledge the last language reform, I think you'll have difficulties finding such a Bible. Even nowadays official documents from the GOC are still written in Katharevousa, and naturally using the polytonic system.

That said, I did find this: http://www.bibles.com/products/ABS_NEW/120233.aspx

However, it's only the Old Testament. But maybe someone else can find the full Bible or at least the New Testament in Modern Greek as well (try a search on bilingual Bibles Koine/Modern Greek. Those are used mostly by students of linguistics and might use the monotonic system on the Modern Greek side).

Καλή επιτυχία!
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Re: Modern Greek Bible
by Guest User - Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 07:26 AM
  Thank you so much for your excellent response.  The main problem I have with my modern Greek Bible is the size of the font.  The polytonic system is not really a problem for me since I am used to it in Biblical Greek.  But thank you so much for your response -- I did not realize that the Greek Orthodox Church was against the modern accent system.
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Re: Modern Greek Bible
by richard sliwka - Thursday, 8 July 2010, 04:21 AM
  Reading bibles is an excellent way of language training. You can always rely on a good translation in other languages. Official orthodox bibles are difficult to read. Fortunately, there are editions in dimotikh: http://www.pergamos.com.gr/index.php?cPath=21
I found it even better to rely on “I Biblos ikonografimeni”, D. Kaldiri, Editions I. Sideris: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EKDOSEIS-I-SIDERES-I-SIDERIS-PUBLICATIONS/170661148970?filter=2
The text is well written in a non elaborated language. I bought this bible in a bookshop, where, by accident, an orthodox pope was present. He did not approve buying a non-official bible and only reluctantly agreed, that for my level of greek, a children’s bible would be better than the official edition.
Richard Sliwka

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Re: Modern Greek Bible
by s karavanic - Sunday, 24 April 2011, 01:50 AM

For the best source of good modern Greek Bibles, several versions: Filos, Bambas, etc go to:


excellent computer  bible program.

If you want the filos bible in hardback, go to Greeks for Christ, forgot their address, but they are located in the bay area, California.

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Re: Modern Greek Bible
by Guest User - Monday, 23 May 2011, 11:56 PM
  If you want to read the monotonic modern Greek Bible on the Web, you can go here: