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CUBA bans non-KJV Bibles

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On 4/4/2018 at 9:47 AM, ericjameson said:

I read that Cuba won't allow the NIV into their country, only KJV - is this correct?

I thought Cubans spoke Spanish.  Does anyone know anything about this.

 

I doubt it. IF they had once certain bible, it would probably be Reina Valeria. However, there are many missionary groups that go to Cuba and not all of them are IFB

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On 4/6/2018 at 2:58 PM, Saved41199 said:

I doubt it. IF they had once certain bible, it would probably be Reina Valeria. However, there are many missionary groups that go to Cuba and not all of them are IFB

IF they allowed only one, it would probably be the RVR (1960)

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here's some info that I found

https://www.christianpost.com/news/cuba-blocks-distribution-17000-niv-bibles-despite-lifting-bible-ban-222315/

https://www.premier.org.uk/News/World/Bible-publisher-complains-after-Cuba-returns-NIV-Bibles

https://babalublog.com/2018/03/31/happy-easter-castro-regime-blocks-distribution-of-bibles-in-cuba/

It seems that the reason they are preferring the KJV is the "antiquated" English which is harder for non-English speaking people to understand. The third article also states

"The Castro regime does NOT favor the King James translation, which is in English, but rather the Reina Valera Spanish translation, which dates back to the early 17th century and is therefore nearly as antiquated as the King James." 

But it's still an older Spanish dialect...and I'm not sure if they speak pure Castillian (major dialect) Spanish in Cuba anymore. Anyway, I'm just glad they're allowing Bibles into Cuba. It's where my family is from and someday I want to go back there. Maybe on a missions trip...that'd be the best!

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