The Deaf: A Forgotten Community

The Deaf Bible Society estimates that there are over 70 million deaf people living today.

And in third-world countries, less than 20% of deaf people receive any education. Most will never even read their own name!

The truth is over 70 million deaf people do not have access to the Bible in their own language. There are over 400 distinct sign languages, but very few deaf people have the opportunity to learn the Bible in their own sign language.

The Deaf Bible Society is working hard to develop protocols for the deaf and translators of the Bible to the Deaf. They have 21 unique sign language Bible translations offered in a variety of formats.

Their goal is to see that every deaf person can have access to the Bible in their sign language!

It’s time to engage a “forgotten community” with the Bible.

Share

More Book Minute Features

September 28, 2020

Feast Day of King Wenceslas

The popular Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas" was written and published in 1853 by John Mason Neale, an Anglican priest and hymn writer who transl...
September 21, 2020

Septembertestament

Martin Luther is best known for the 95 Theses written in 1517. But did you know he was the first to translate the Bible into an easy-to-read, everyday...
September 14, 2020

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is Utah’s first National Park. The official park tour guide explains how Zion Canyon got its name from the Bible, specifically Isai...