ARABIA (MARTYRS OF). (February 23) (4th century) In Arabia, as in other countries, very many Christians suffered death for their religion at the close of the third and beginning of the fourth century. Their number, much less their names, do not seem to have been entered in any authentic register. They are, however, commemorated liturgically on February 23rd, and have been so honoured from ancient times. By the term Arabia is here understood, conformably to the usage of the period, the countries, mainly desert, east of the Jordan, and, again, the mountainous districts south of the Dead Sea.