Japanese-English Bilingual Bible (NIV)
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Entire Bible in the New Japanese Bible (NJB) and the NIV in English in parallel columns. Pronunciation marks. Appendix bilingual: Harmony of the Gospels, Weights and Measures, Hebrew Calendar and 16 pages of color maps.
- 8 point text
- Double-column format Left/NIV Right/Japanese
- Translation and textual notes
- Table of Weights and Measures
- Hebrew Calendar
- Harmony of the Gospels
- 16 Full-color maps
- Hardcover with dustcover
- 6" x 8 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Number of Pages: 2336
Vendor: Word of Life Press
Dimensions: 8.75 X 6.5 X 2.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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Located in: Japan
Submitted: December 05, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. Word of Life Press Ministries (WLPM) is Japan's largest Christian publisher, retailer and distributor. We are Evangelical, non- denominational, with 200 Japanese believers on staff from 50 denominations. We have 800 titles in print and publish 80-90 new titles a year. See our web site at www.wlpm.or.jp/ english for English descriptions of all or publications. Contact us at email@example.com for any questions.
What was your motivation behind this project? One purpose was to provide a tool for Japanese who become Christian while in English speaking countries to better integrate into Japanese churches when they return to Japan. Those Evangelical churches most likely use this New Japanese Bible (NJB) translation. Evangelical books, magazines and curriculum quote the NJB(Shinkaiyaku).
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A Bible that allows Japanese and English speakers to worship God together. Especially to introduce the Bible to Japanese living in English speaking countries by combining the most used English translation with the Japanese translation (the New Japanese Bible-Shinkaiyaku) used in most Japanese Evangelical churches.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Tne NJB translation was made to be trustworthy for teaching doctrine, so it is rather literal. So it may be a little difficult to understand for Japanese who know nothing about the Bible. For those people we recommend the Japanese Living Bible paraphrase which we also publish.