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Bartholomew the Apostle

100 BC - 100

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Bartholomew (Aramaic: ܒܪ ܬܘܠܡܝ; Ancient Greek: Βαρθολομαῖος, romanized: Bartholomaîos; Latin: Bartholomaeus; Armenian: Բարթողիմէոս; Coptic: ⲃⲁⲣⲑⲟⲗⲟⲙⲉⲟⲥ; Hebrew: בר-תולמי, romanized: bar-Tôlmay; Arabic: بَرثُولَماوُس, romanized: Barthulmāwus) was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Most scholars today identify Bartholomew as Nathanael or Nathaniel, who appears in the Gospel of John (1:45-51; cf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartholomew the Apostle has received more than 2,557,146 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Bartholomew the Apostle is the 51st most popular religious figure (down from 41st in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Israel (down from 17th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Bartholomew is most famous for being one of the twelve apostles. He was born in Galilee and was a fisherman by trade. He is also said to have been a missionary and evangelist, and he is believed to have been martyred in Armenia.

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Among religious figures, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 51 out of 2,238Before him are Saul, 14th Dalai Lama, Mary Magdalene, Pope Gregory I, Job, and Pope Pius XII. After him are Jerome, Anthony the Great, Anthony of Padua, Pope Clement VII, Luke the Evangelist, and Benedict of Nursia.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 4Before him are Julius Caesar, Mary, mother of Jesus, and Saint Joseph. After him are Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Joachim, Crixus, Herodias, Cornelius Nepos, Simon of Cyrene, and Cleopatra V of Egypt. Among people deceased in 100, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 5Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, John the Apostle, and Mary Magdalene. After him are Josephus, Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Salome, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, and Zacchaeus.

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Among people born in Israel, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 18 out of 430Before him are Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Herod the Great (-73), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), and Mary Magdalene (-10). After him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Josephus (37), and Jude the Apostle (15).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 16Before him are Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Judas Iscariot (50), Saul (-1079), and Mary Magdalene (-10). After him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Jude the Apostle (15), and Salome (14).