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Aphrahat (c. 280–c. 345; Syriac: ܐܦܪܗܛ‎ Ap̄rahaṭ, Persian: فرهاد‎, Ancient Greek: Ἀφραάτης, and Latin Aphraates) was a Syriac Christian author of the third century from the Persian / Sasanian Empire who composed a series of twenty-three expositions or homilies on points of Christian doctrine and practice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aphrahat has received more than 57,051 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Aphrahat is the 1,615th most popular writer (up from 1,753rd in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 531st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Iraqi Writer.

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Among writers, Aphrahat ranks 1,615 out of 5,794Before him are Hannah Szenes, Notker the Stammerer, Josef Čapek, Upton Sinclair, Ghassan Kanafani, and Abu Tammam. After him are Vicki Baum, Alexander Polyhistor, Giorgio Bassani, Javier Marías, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Oribasius.

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Among people born in 280, Aphrahat ranks 4Before him are Saint George, Saint Susanna, and Eusebius of Nicomedia. After him is Valeria Maximilla. Among people deceased in 346, Aphrahat ranks 1

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Aphrahat ranks 150 out of 300Before him are Ninus (null), Eannatum (-2500), Al-Mu'tamid (844), Uday Hussein (1964), Al-Qa'im (1001), and Ar-Rashid (1109). After him are Zubaidah bint Ja`far (766), Al-Musta'in (836), Ammi-Saduqa (-1700), Al-Mustarshid (1092), Seleucus of Seleucia (-190), and At-Ta'i (932).

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Among WRITERS In Iraq

Among writers born in Iraq, Aphrahat ranks 13Before him are Ibn al-Jawzi (1116), Al-Mutanabbi (915), Ibn Khallikan (1211), Ibn al-Nadim (1000), Ibn Sirin (653), and Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (718). After him are Al-Hariri of Basra (1054), Abu-l-'Atahiya (748), Al-Asmaʿi (740), Abdullah Goran (1904), Nazik Al-Malaika (1923), and Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf (750).