[sword-devel] Japanese Bibles in Sword, XML tools to deal with Ruby etc.

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Nov 11 09:30:01 MST 2008

In May 2007, I received the following information from someone working in

"Copyright of Japanese Bibles is even more messed up than that of English
Bibles. I have been trying to persuade the company which publishes some of
the Japanese Bible translations to license the Bible for download, but last
I checked they were worried about people copying the file without paying for

There is one free version: a translation of the English WEB New Testament
into Japanese, but nobody in the Japanese church will have heard of it! 
It's the Denmo Bible -  http://www.cozoh.org/denmo/ 
The versions that the church actually uses are the Shinkayaku, the
Shinkoudouyaku and the Kogoyaku. "

My own researches uncovered the following:

History of Japanese Bible Translation
http://www.bible.or.jp/e/history.html  http://www.bible.or.jp/e/history.html  

Also found this:

Japan and web evangelism - A missed mission opportunity

One of the ‘major modern mission misses’ (shall we call these ‘4Ms’?) of our
time is the huge disparity between the highly-wired, tech-loving 127-million
Japanese population, and the searing lack of online evangelism in the
Japanese language. Many aspects of the Web are very popular in Japan... 

-- David

Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> A friendly person dropped this link (http://bible.50webs.org/en/) right
> now in sword-support.
> There are several Japanese Bibles in a variety of formats, including
> sword modules + some tools to deal better with Ruby notation.
> Some of these we have, but some we don't AFAICT.
> Peter
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