The Most Famous

RELIGIOUS FIGURES from Jordan

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This page contains a list of the greatest Jordanian Religious Figures. The pantheon dataset contains 2,272 Religious Figures, 4 of which were born in Jordan. This makes Jordan the birth place of the 52nd most number of Religious Figures behind Venezuela and Uzbekistan.

Top 4

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Jordanian Religious Figures of all time. This list of famous Jordanian Religious Figures is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Aaron (-1396 - -1274)

With an HPI of 87.37, Aaron is the most famous Jordanian Religious Figure.  His biography has been translated into 82 different languages on wikipedia.

According to the Abrahamic religions, Aaron ( or ; Hebrew: אַהֲרֹן ’Ahărōn) was a prophet, high priest, and the elder brother of Moses. Knowledge of Aaron, along with his brother Moses, comes exclusively from religious texts, such as the Bible and Quran. The Hebrew Bible relates that, unlike Moses, who grew up in the Egyptian royal court, Aaron and his elder sister Miriam remained with their kinsmen in the eastern border-land of Egypt (Goshen). When Moses first confronted the Egyptian king about the Israelites, Aaron served as his brother's spokesman ("prophet") to the Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1). Part of the Law given to Moses at Sinai granted Aaron the priesthood for himself and his male descendants, and he became the first High Priest of the Israelites.Aaron died before the Israelites crossed the Jordan river. According to the Book of Numbers, he died and was buried on Mount Hor, Deuteronomy however places these events at Moserah. Aaron is also mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible (Luke, Acts, and Hebrews).

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2. Al-Mansur (714 - 775)

With an HPI of 76.89, Al-Mansur is the 2nd most famous Jordanian Religious Figure.  His biography has been translated into 40 different languages.

Abd Allah ibn Muhammad (Arabic: أبو جعفر عبد الله بن محمد المنصور, romanized: ‘Abd Allāh ibn Muḥammad‎; c. 714 – 6 October 775), better known simply as by his laqab al-Mansur (; Arabic: المنصور, lit. 'the Victorious'), and by his kunya Abu Ja'far (Arabic: أبو جعفر) was the second Abbasid caliph, reigning from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 CE – 775 CE) succeeding his brother Saffah (r. 750–754). He is known for founding the 'Round City' of Madinat al-Salam, which was to become the core of imperial Baghdad. Modern historians regard Al-Mansur as one of the greatest caliphs of the Abbasid Caliphate, one of the largest polities in world history, for his role in stabilizing and institutionalizing the dynasty.: 265 

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3. Fouad Twal (1940 - )

With an HPI of 65.76, Fouad Twal is the 3rd most famous Jordanian Religious Figure.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Fouad Twal (Arabic: البطريرك فؤاد طوال; born 23 October 1940 in Madaba, Jordan) is a Jordanian Catholic prelate who served as Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem from 2008 to 2016. He has also served as the Grand Prior of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and President for the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land.

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4. Phinehas (-1300 - )

With an HPI of 64.61, Phinehas is the 4th most famous Jordanian Religious Figure.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

According to the Hebrew Bible, Phinehas or Phineas (; Hebrew: פִּינְחָס‎, Modern: Pīnẖas, Tiberian: Pīnəḥās, Greek: Φινεες Finees, Latin: Phinees) was a priest during the Israelites’ Exodus journey. The grandson of Aaron and son of Eleazar, the High Priests (Exodus 6:25), he distinguished himself as a youth at Shittim with his zeal against the heresy of Peor. Displeased with the immorality with which the Moabites and Midianites had successfully tempted the Israelites (Numbers 25:1–9) to inter-marry and to worship Baal-peor, Phinehas personally executed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman while they were together in the man's tent, running a javelin or spear through the man and the belly of the woman, bringing to an end the plague sent by God to punish the Israelites for sexually intermingling with the Midianites. Phinehas is commended by God in the book of Numbers chapter 25:10-13, as well as King David in Psalm 106:28-31 for having stopped Israel's fall into idolatrous practices brought in by Midianite women, as well as for stopping the desecration of God's sanctuary. After the entry to the land of Israel and the death of his father, he was appointed the third High Priest of Israel, and served at the sanctuary of Bethel (Judges 20:28).

Pantheon has 4 people classified as religious figures born between 1396 BC and 1940. Of these 4, 1 (25.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living religious figures include Fouad Twal. The most famous deceased religious figures include Aaron, Al-Mansur, and Phinehas.

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