Definitions for "Christians"
Keywords:  jesus, faith, te'in, ashdod, unreformed
Christians are people who love Jesus Christ and follow him.
A term probably introduced by the Romans during A.D. 40s to designate certain groups of Jesus' disciples outside of Judea.
or Kriste'yans. A brotherhood of warriors; they were named Christians, in derision, by the Hebrews. One who rushes into a multitude of rioters, and, with a sword, enforces peace, is a true Christian. A people whose faith is in arms and standing armies. (The following words are synonymous: Brahma, budha, christ, kriste, baal ashtaroth, dagon, vishnu, ashdod, knowledge, wisdom, chreshna, light, po, te'in, wah, manito, and, in fact, a score of others.)
Keywords:  mosul, mongols, assyrians, turks, syria
Iraq is home to 2.5 million Assyrian Christians, mostly in the city of Mosul. The Assyrians have been oppressed by the Persians, Mongols, Turks, and Arabs over the last several centuries. Nearly two thirds of the Assyrian population has died in the last 50 years. Another 1.8 million Assyrians live outside of Iraq in Iran, Syria, the U.S., Australia, and Europe.