New American Sign Language Bibles Support Work in Africa, Asia

Image courtesy of DOOR International.

Translators finished the world’s first whole Bible in any sign language in September. Spearheaded by Deaf Missions, the American Sign Language Version (ASLV) took nearly 40 years.

DOOR International also finished its Chronological Bible Translation in ASL earlier this month. President Rob Myers says these ASL Bibles are critical resources for Deaf teams outside the U.S.

“Because [American Sign Language] is so influential in the world, our desire was to see two source versions that could be used by other teams; potentially [for] multiple translations,” he explains.

“American Sign Language has connections to several other sign languages, both in North America, as well as western Africa, and even parts of Asia.”

Sign language Bible translation is a growing field, but resources are still minimal. With full Scripture now available in American Sign Language, teams working on translations with linguistic similarities can significantly accelerate their work.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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