Ancient Israel in Japan
For readers of Japanese, BAS’s Ancient Israel—A Short History from Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple has now been published in that language. The authors include (P. Kyle McCarter), (Nahum M. Sarna), (Joseph A. Callaway), (André Lemaire), (Siegfried H. Horn), (James D. Purvis), (Lee I. A. Levine) and (Shaye J. D. Cohen). The volume is edited by (Hershel Shanks).
The Japanese edition makes a wonderful gift, regardless of the languages the recipient reads—or for yourself to place on your bookshelf or coffee table. The color dust jacket and color plates, as well as many black-and-white pictures, can be appreciated even by the illiterate. To order your copy, call 011-81-3-3288-2200.
Readers of Hebrew may note that Japanese books, like Hebrew books, read “back to front.” However, the Japanese text reads vertically, in columns rather than rows, and from left to right.
A Polish edition of Ancient Israel will appear shortly. For those who read neither Japanese nor Polish, the English-language edition is still available (call 1-800-221-4644).