Before you begin exploring this site, please download a certain Hebrew font, if you don’t already have it, so that the Hebrew you will encounter on this website can be properly viewed.  It is the TrueType font file, SBL_Hbrw.ttf

You will need to use your browser.  I have tested browsers Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox.  They all work.  Please read all the instructions before you click on the link in the next paragraph.

To get the font, click here.  Then click on “font download.”  The next step depends on the browser you’re using.  In Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Edge, clicking the font download link immediately downloads the file to your default download folder.  In Firefox, you’ll see a window with the choices “Open with” and “Save File.”  Make sure “Save File” is selected. then click “OK.”  The font should be downloaded to the default location on your hard drive.

To install the font, if you’re using Windows 10, 8, or 7, navigate to the font file (in  Windows Explorer), right click and choose “Install.“ 

If you’re using Windows XP, click on the START button (lower left on the desktop) and select CONTROL PANEL. Double-click on FONTS to open the font directory window.  From the drop-down FILE menu of that window choose INSTALL NEW  FONT.  In the window that opens, use the tree diagram to navigate to the directory where you saved the TrueType font file, then highlight the file name and click OK. The font will then be installed.

Note that the Mac version of the font will not work in Mac OS X and later.  Instead, you should simply install the Windows font (into your Library/Fonts folder).  Mac OS X should be able to recognize the TrueType font without difficulty.

If you haven’t left your browser since downloading and installing the font, you should click on the refresh or reload button in your browser.  Having now performed these operations correctly, you should see a Hebrew word here:


The word is Hebrew for Jacob. 


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Font Instructions