The Bible in ASL

For millions of deaf in the U.S., English is a “second” language! But did you know? The deaf do have the Bible in their language!

In the early 80s, Deaf Missions was the first to translate the Bible into ASL—American Sign Language—using deaf signers. Teams of deaf and hearing experts came together to concentrate on books of the Bible, translating it into accepted American Sign Language. There’s also a free app for phones or tablets containing both the New and Old Testament, using video content from the original American Sign Language project.

In years since, the American Sign Language translation of the Bible has not only benefitted the deaf of North America, but has become a model for translation projects globally.

Engage with the Bible—discover the many stories of its impact and influence!

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