Bible stories like Daniel in the lion's den and Jonah and the whale will soon be told through American Sign Language (ASL).
The first full Bible Translation in sign language is almost finished.
Rob Myers of DOOR International says a celebration is coming in October when the finished ASL Bible is completed, Mission Network News reports.
Deaf Missions announced previously they had completed the filming for their final portion of scripture. The ASL Bible project has been in the works for decades.
The translation is currently in the final stages of editing, community checks, and consultation before it's public release in fall 2020.
The work of Deaf Missions began this project with VHS tapes. Myers says new technology has sped up the project's work.
"Deaf Missions is the oldest running [sign language] Bible translation [organization] out there. They started in the early 1980s and have been persevering, even through various changes in technology," Myers says.
There are estimated to be more than 350 sign languages used by 70 million Deaf people around the world. A complete Bible translation has not been completed in any of these sign languages. Less than 50 have any published scripture.
DOOR says their partnership with Deaf Missions will see ASL users have the first full scripture access of those who use sign language to communicate.