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Jun. 05, 2014 | Azerbaijan
Pray for Believers as Old Testament Banned


The Old Testament found within this Azeri Bible is listed amongst 28 other banned books in Azerbaijan.

On May 5, a news agency in Baku, Azerbaijan, published a list of banned religious books, including the Old Testament. The list, said to be produced by state police and expert analysts, includes 28 titles claimed to be “some of the most radical and dangerous” religious books. Many believers are concerned that police in some areas of Azerbaijan may use the list of banned books as a reason to conduct raids and confiscate Bibles and other Christian literature. Religious literature is tightly controlled in Azerbaijan, and those caught with “illegal” materials often face criminal charges. “We need to pray to God for wisdom as to how to respond to this ban on the Holy Scriptures in Azerbaijan,” one believer said.


Publishing History
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1842.
The New Testament was first published in 1878.
The complete Bible was first published in 1891.

Praise God it is also on line and downloadable in Audio.

Azeri on-line BIble and Audio format.


 No freedom to worship.

Almost impossible to get work and pay pastors.

No good books and no Christian colleges.


Pray for Telman Aliev  rejected by his family and his wife and also beaten by relatives for witnessing to them.

20 years ago there were no believers in the country today there’s an estimated 10,000 believers-many face discrimination and difficulty finding jobs.

Pray for Pastor Izzat jailed for evangelism refusing to bow to pressure to renounce his work.

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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