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On November 3, I attended the 2014 Fall Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study in Japan (Nihon Kyūyaku Gakkai). The one-day conference was held at Hokusei Gakuen University, in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

The Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Red Brick Office)

Three women presented during the morning session (English titles are my translations): Continue Reading…

The Japan Society of New Testament Studies (日本新約学会・Nihon Shinyaku Gakkai)held its annual meeting in Tokyo on September 13–14, 2013.

Rikkyo UniversityRikkyo University, Ikebukuro, Tokyo (Site of the 2013 JSNTS Meeting)

Here are the presenters, paper titles (translations mine), moderators, and other speakers: Continue Reading…

Biblical scholar and theologian Richard Bauckham (リチャード・ボウカム) is giving a series of lectures and sermons in Japan this week.

Richard Bauckham
Richard Bauckham is Professor Emeritus at the University of St Andrews

“Gospel Traditions: Anonymous Community Traditions or Eyewitness Testimony?”


June 17 Lecture at the Japan Biblical Institute(日本聖書学研究所Continue Reading…

The Society for Old Testament Study in Japan (日本旧約学会・Nihon Kyūyaku Gakkai) will hold its annual Spring Meeting at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo on June 12, 2013.

Meiji Gakuin University
Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo (Site of the SOTSJ Spring Meeting)

Presenters and Paper Titles (translations mine)

Kaoru Miyazaki, Doctoral Candidate at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary
“Multi-layered Structure in the Book of Esther”

Akio Moriya, Professor at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
“Characteristics of the Received Texts of the Masoretic and Samaritan Pentateuchs Based on a Consideration of the nun paragogicum

Akeo Hiragi, Professor at Nanzan University
“The Genealogy of Terah (Genesis 11:27–32)”


Presenters and Paper Titles in Japanese

宮嵜 薫(東京神学大学大学院博士課程後期課程)

守屋 彰夫(東京女子大学教授)
「nun paragogicumの考察によるマソラ(モーセ五書部分)とサマリア五書の受容聖書textus receptusの特徴について」

柊 曉生(南山大学教授)

Here’s good news for users of Accordance Bible Software, one of the leading apps for Bible study. The two most popular and widely used Japanese Bible versions are now available as Accordance modules.

Accordance added the New Japanese Bible (新改訳聖書 – Shinkaiyaku Seisho) sometime last year.

Shinkaiyaku on AccordanceIncludes the Old and New Testaments

Accordance added the New Interconfessional Translation Bible (新共同訳聖書 – Shinkyodoyaku Seisho) sometime this month.

Shinkyodoyaku on AccordanceIncludes the Old and New Testaments, and the Deuterocanonical Books

Which Japanese Bible version do you think Accordance should add next?