There are about 7,000 languages on the earth. Most of us know that the bible is the most read and translated book in the world. According to United Bible Societies in October 2011, there were 469 languages with a complete bible and 2,527 with some scriptures. But did you know there are countries where the bible is banned or restricted-monitored? There are about 53 countries that ban or restrict the bible from being read.
Here are some of the countries where the bible is banned/restricted: Vietnam, Nigeria, Belarus, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Indonesia, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Gaza, Burma (Myanmar), Chiapas Mexico, Cuba, Columbia, Bangladesh, Mindanao Philippines, North Korea, Maldives, Turkmenistan, Libya, Yemen, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Comoros, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Brunei, Malaysia. In China bible sales are monitored and restricted to certain groups.
*These countries banned the bible most likely because of Christianity. Some of these people in these countries may not have heard the truth from Hebrew Israylites, yet.