In modern times we closely (solely?) understand the word “martyr” to mean someone who has died for their faith. The great cloud of witnesses is indeed replete with women and men of the first four centuries of the Christian era who died rather than turn from faith in the RIsen Jesus. And yet the underlying biblical meaning of “martyr” is actually something that all Christians are called to be.
The Bible Project is a non-for-profit organization that depends on our support. If you would like to support their efforts with a donation, you can reach them here.