Arab christian dating

The last king of the Lakhmids, al-Nu'man III ibn al-Mundhir, a client of the Sasanian Empire in the late sixth century, also converted to Christianity (in this case, to the Nestorian sect).

There were many Arab tribes which adhered to Christianity beginning with the 1st century, including the Nabateans and the Ghassanids.Following the fall of large portions of former Byzantine and Sasanian provinces to the Arab armies, a large indigenous Christian population of varying ethnicities came under Arab Muslim dominance.Historically, a number of minority Christian sects were persecuted as heretic under Byzantine rule (such as non-Chalcedonians).The leader of the Arabs of Najran during the period of persecution, al-Ḥārith, was canonized by the Catholic Church as Arethas.Some modern scholars suggest that Philip the Arab was the first Christian emperor of Rome.

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