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The Bible Society of Nigeria


Bible Society dedicates Nigerian Sign
Language Bible stories

The Bible Society of Nigeria [BSN] is set to dedicate 77 Chronological Bible stories [CBS] in the Nigerian Sign Language.

The dedication will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at The Bible Guest House Research and Development Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State where the BSN has a deaf translation centre.

The Prelate of the Presbyterian Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Ekpeyoung Akpanika is the Chairman of the event, while the Director, Ecumenism, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Reverend Dr. Testimony Onifade is the Guest Speaker.

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

The first 77 Chronological Bible stories for the deaf were dedicated in 2014. 33 and 35 stories were added in 2017 and 2021 respectively. The dedication of additional 77 stories will bring the total chronological Bible stories in the Nigerian Sign Language to 222. With this, the translation of the full Bible in the Nigerian Sign Language, beginning with the Book of Matthew, has commenced effective October 1, 2022.

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.

Benjamin Mordi

Manager, Media & PR