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Bible Society Dedicates Nigerian Sign Language Bible Stories

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The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) is set to dedicate 35 Chronological Bible stories (CBS) in Nigerian Sign Language for the deaf.

The event will take place in Ibadan, Oyo State where the BSN has a deaf translation centre on June 19, 2021.

BSN in a statement disclosed that the Sign Language Bible, which is in video format and available in memory stick, is designed to meet the scriptural needs of those with hearing challenges. The Bible stories, though expensive, are distributed free of charge to the deaf community.

The statement reads: “The first 77 Chronological Bible stories for the deaf were dedicated in 2014. 33 more stories were added in 2017 bringing the total number of CBS to 110.

“The dedication of additional 35 stories will bring the total chronological Bible stories in the Nigerian Sign Language to 145 and the translation work continues.

“The BSN is committed to breaking any known barriers that make the word of God inaccessible to people. The sighted, the blind and the deaf now have unhindered access to the word of God in Nigeria.”

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