History is an interesting thing. Created by men, it springs into being for a multitude of reasons. Some who write do so to serve the inner drive of self expression, others to serve this or that view point, still others to right real or perceived wrongs. No account recorded by the hand of man can be said to be entirely without bias. We therefore assert that one of the most valuable functions of historic endeavor is to provide a number of reasonable sources that can be sifted and correlated to produce a three dimensional view. In the end men and women make up their own minds, sometimes even having reviewed a few document-able “facts”. We therefore present some very interesting information on ancient Yemen and a possible link to the practice of Christianity in an area that has become the lynchpin of so many of the world's troubles.
These Sacred Heart imperialists confronted the Persian realm of the Sassanids, with its archers and armies of bearded soldiers clad in heavy metal armor. The Jews, who lived by the tens of thousands in the oases, were to some extent aligned with this power.
It was a confrontation between east and west, and everyone was forced to choose a side.
This also applied to Zafar. To stop the advance of Christianity, individual Arab kings initially converted to Judaism. The entire ruling class of the realm eventually followed suit. From then on, people were given names like Yehuda and Yussuf.
Then they took up arms. In approximately 520 AD, they attacked the Christian colony of Najran, where there were churches and monasteries. Countless Christians were slaughtered. The shocking news traveled all the way to Europe.