The Scillitan Martyrs were a company of twelve North African Christians who were executed for their beliefs on 17 July 180 AD.The martyrs take their name from Scilla (or Scillium), a town in Numidia. The Acta of the Scillitan Martyrs are considered to be the earliest documents of the church of Africa and also the earliest specimen of Christian Latin.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||180 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Apocrypha Martyrs|
Apocrypha Martyrs are works, usually written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon. The authors are martyrs, somebody who suffered persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, or refusing to advocate a belief or cause as demanded by the authorities of the time. This refusal to comply often led to punishment or execution.
|Further Reading:|| earlychristianwritings.com/text/scillitan.html|
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