Free Online Bible Library | Samson of Arbil

We also have classes for:

Courses cover a wide range of Bible, Theology and Ministry topics.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce


Samson of Arbil

d.123. First known martyr east of the Roman Empire. Deacon to Paqida, the first bishop of Arbil (104-114) in what is now N Iraq, he himself succeeded to the diocese when in 120 he was consecrated by the bishop of Bait Zabdi. Samson carried out successful evangelism among surrounding villages whose inhabitants followed a debased form of fire- worship involving annual child-sacrifice. Arrested in 123 by nobles and Magians, he was tortured and decapitated.