Karka d-Beth Slokh (Kirkūk)
Social Status:

Noble laywoman

Literary Works:

Ba'utha's death is preserved in the Persian Martyr Acts. Bedjan has collected these accounts in Acta martyrum et sanctorum. This collection includes accounts of martyrs in the Sasanid Empire spanning from the third to the seventh century.

It was not until the fourth and fifth centuries that intense instances of persecution flared up. All major outbreaks of persecution occurred when the Sasanids and Romans were at war with one another. Sasanid rulers suspected Christians of harboring pro-Roman sympathies. Sasanids did not slay entire communities, instead they targeted community leaders and high-ranking Zoroastrians who had converted to Christianity.

Although many of the Persian Martyr Acts have not been translated into English, there is an attempt to translate and publish all of them in the Persian martyr acts in Syriac : text and translation series.

Brief Profile:

Ba'utha was put to death outside her castle at the orders of Mobed Adurgushnasp. Mobed Adurgushnasp also ordered the death of NULL and NULL.