RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Daniel

690 BC - 600 BC

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Daniel (Aramaic and Hebrew: דָּנִיֵּאל, romanized: Dānīyyēʾl, lit. 'God is my Judge'; Greek: Δανιήλ, romanized: Daniḗl; Arabic: دانيال, romanized: Dāniyāl) is the main character of the Book of Daniel. According to the Hebrew Bible, Daniel was a noble Jewish youth of Jerusalem taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, serving the king and his successors with loyalty and ability until the time of the Persian conqueror Cyrus, all the while remaining true to the God of Israel. The consensus of most modern scholars is that Daniel is not a historical figure and that the book is a cryptic allusion to the reign of the 2nd century BCE Hellenistic king Antiochus IV Epiphanes.Six cities claim the Tomb of Daniel, the most famous being that in Susa, in southern Iran, at a site known as Shush-e Daniyal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel has received more than 1,437,519 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Daniel is the 70th most popular religious figure (up from 107th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Daniel is most famous for his interpretation of the book of Daniel.

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  • 83.04

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  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Daniel ranks 70 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Barbara, Abu Hanifa, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Gregory VII, Anthony the Great, and Luke the Evangelist. After him are Huldrych Zwingli, John Chrysostom, Maimonides, Pope Leo XIII, Martin of Tours, and Pope Paul VI.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 690 BC, Daniel ranks 1After him are Cyrus I and Epimenides. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Daniel ranks 2Before him is Laozi. After him are Draco, Tomyris, Belshazzar, Astyages, Maya, Epimenides, Phalaris, Theano, Anacharsis, and Ibycus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Daniel ranks 23 out of 389Before him are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), and Samson (-1118). After him are Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), and Salome (14).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Daniel ranks 21Before him are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), and Samson (-1118). After him are Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), and Saint Christopher (220).