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EARLY CHRISTIANITY

The first step of the Christian conquerors of Arabia, was to revenge the massacre of Nadjran on its perpetrators; and the same persecution, which had before raged against the believers, fell on the heads of the offending Jews, until the fertile tracts of Hanmar presented a continued scene of bloodshed and devastation. The churches which had been destroyed by Dzu Nowass, were all by degrees rebuilt, and new bishops and priests appointed by the Alexandrian primate.[1]

  1. Metaphrast. Jo. As. Ep. p. 43.