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Justin Martyr

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Justin Martyr was a native of Neapolis, in Samaria, and was born A.D. 103. Died in the year 139

Being commanded as usual to deny their faith, and sacrifice to the pagan idols, they absolutely refused to do eeither. On their refusal, they were condemned to be first scourged and then beheaded; which sentence was executed with all imagined severity.

The Illustrated Christian Martyrology Compiled by Rev C Sparry. Published in 1858 Available from books.google.com