Guardians of the Holy Scriptures

Also known as

  • Anonymous Martyrs in Africa
  • Martyrs of Africa
  • Martyrs of Numidia
  • Martyrs of the Holy Books



A large number of Christians tortured and murdered in Numidia (part of modern Algeria) during the persecutions of Diocletian, but whose names and individual stories have not survived. They were ordered to surrender their sacred books to be burned. They refused. Martyrs.


  • c.303 in Numidia


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Guardians of the Holy Scriptures“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2017. Web. 4 December 2021. <>