Bedouin life is generally pastoral raising camels, sheep, goats, and cattle. Bedouins define themselves as members of tribes and families. They divide themselves into social classes by ancestry and profession. They are very hospitable, and follow a strict code of honor. Every member is expected to assume certain responsibilities, including children.
Mohammed was Bedouin, hence Islam's first converts, explaining the deeply rooted Islamic culture of Bedouins. Men are more likely to blend in with Western influences, but women are bound by honor and tradition to remain within the family dwelling, lacking opportunity to hear of the Savior.
Movements happen with abundant gospel sowing, so we ask God that we may sow seeds of the gospel in all ways, at all times, among Bedouin peoples. Since movements are based on the authority of Scripture, pray that believers reproduce obedience-based discipleship.
There are no known followers of Christ among Bedouins in Jordan today, so pray that this soon changes. Pray that God will raise up many prayer teams to "adopt" the Bedouin Arabs of Jordan, praying until the blessing of knowing Jesus spreads from family to family.
Pray that God will bring forth His blessing—strengthening and healing families and communities among this unreached, unengaged people group.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Bedouin in Jordan.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-31|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-17|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-18|
|People Name General||Bedouin|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Bedouin|
|Natural Name||Bedouin Arab|
|Population this Country||1,390,000|
|Population all Countries||2,731,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||28|
|Alternate Names||Algerian Speaking; Bedouin, Algerian Speaking; Hasaaniya Speaking; Najdi Bedouin|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||39 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Widespread but especially east. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken|
|Language Code||avl Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.01 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|