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Ananias of Damascus

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Ananias ( AN-ə-NY-əs; Ancient Greek: Ἀνανίας from Hebrew חנניה, Hananiah, "favoured of the LORD") was a disciple of Jesus at Damascus mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible, which describes how he was sent by Jesus to restore the sight of Saul of Tarsus (who later was called Paul the Apostle) and provide him with additional instruction in the way of the Lord. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ananias of Damascus has received more than 670,879 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ananias of Damascus is the 603rd most popular religious figure (up from 786th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Syria (up from 44th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Syrian Religious Figure.

Ananias is most famous for being the first person to convert to Christianity after Jesus's death.

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Among religious figures, Ananias of Damascus ranks 603 out of 2,238Before him are William Laud, Nichiren, Pope Romanus, Pope Theodore I, Theophanes the Confessor, and Tarcisius. After him are Gregory Thaumaturgus, Pope Stephen V, Truganini, Thomas Wolsey, Pope Stephen IX, and Alexius of Rome.

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Among people born in 100, Ananias of Damascus ranks 14Before him are Decebalus, Pope Telesphorus, Pope Hyginus, Saint Sarah, Pope Victor I, and Justin Martyr. After him are Philemon, Lydia of Thyatira, Cornelius the Centurion, Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, and Antipas of Pergamum. Among people deceased in 100, Ananias of Damascus ranks 24Before him are Thecla, Salome, Apollonius of Tyana, Simon of Cyrene, Saint Sarah, and Anna the Prophetess. After him are Nicodemus, Herod Agrippa II, Pontius Pilate's wife, Zebedee, Pomponius Mela, and Silas.

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Among people born in Syria, Ananias of Damascus ranks 25 out of 181Before him are Iamblichus (245), Aemilius Papinianus (142), Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292). After him are Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Antiochus II Theos (-286), Avidius Cassius (130), Yazid II (687), Émile Benveniste (1902), and Romanos the Melodist (490).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Ananias of Damascus ranks 5Before him are Pope Anicetus (70), Pope Gregory III (700), John Climacus (579), and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292). After him are Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Maron (301), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Ibn Asakir (1105), and Gregory III Laham (1933).