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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 595,668 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Ananias of Damascus is the 787th most popular religious figure (up from 911th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Syria (up from 47th in 2019) and the 10th 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 787 out of 2,272Before him are A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, József Mindszenty, Anna Göldi, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Mahavatar Babaji, and Medardus. After him are Antipope Clement VIII, Arnold of Brescia, Saint Eligius, Safi-ad-din Ardabili, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, and Mary Jane Kelly.

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Among people born in 100, Ananias of Damascus ranks 21Before him are Lydia of Thyatira, Philemon, Mary the Jewess, Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, and Domitia Longina. After him are Antipas of Pergamum, Agrippa the Skeptic, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Valentinus, Simeon of Jerusalem, and Marcus Cornelius Fronto. Among people deceased in 100, Ananias of Damascus ranks 39Before him are Mary the Jewess, Judas of Galilee, Locusta, Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, and Agabus. After him are Agrippa the Skeptic, Gaius Julius Civilis, Joanna, wife of Chuza, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Antonius Felix, and Archippus.

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Among people born in Syria, Ananias of Damascus ranks 44 out of 158Before him are Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Herodian (170), Andrew of Crete (660), and Julia Avita Mamaea (180). After him are Odaenathus (220), Al-Dhahabi (1274), Damascius (480), Nizar Qabbani (1923), Amin al-Hafiz (1921), and Julia Soaemias (180).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Ananias of Damascus ranks 10Before him are Pope Sisinnius (650), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Émile Benveniste (1902), Maron (301), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), and Apollinaris of Laodicea (310). After him are Romanos the Melodist (490), Ibn Asakir (1105), Gregory III Laham (1933), Ignatius Moses I Daoud (1930), John X of Antioch (1955), and Hilarion Capucci (1922).