RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Elijah

1000 BC - 900 BC

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Elijah ( ih-LY-jə; Hebrew: אֵלִיָּהוּ‎, ʾĒlīyyāhū, meaning "My God is Yahweh/YHWH") or Greek form Elias ( ih-LY-əs) was, according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab (9th century BCE). In 1 Kings 18, Elijah defended the worship of the Hebrew God over that of the Canaanite deity Baal. God also performed many miracles through Elijah, including resurrection, bringing fire down from the sky, and entering heaven alive "by fire". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elijah has received more than 4,165,690 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Elijah is the 17th most popular religious figure (up from 19th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Israel (up from 8th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Elijah is most famous for his confrontation with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel.

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  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.30

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  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Elijah ranks 17 out of 2,272Before him are Zoroaster, Pope John Paul II, Jacob, Saint George, Francis of Assisi, and Judas Iscariot. After him are Solomon, John Calvin, Aaron, Ali, Saint Joseph, and Abu Bakr.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1000 BC, Elijah ranks 1After him are Jeroboam, Nathan, Shoshenq I, Asa of Judah, Abijah of Judah, Devadatta, Baasha of Israel, King Elah, Ashurnasirpal II, Nadab of Israel, and Michal. Among people deceased in 900 BC, Elijah ranks 1After him are Uzziah, Omri, Hazael, Tukulti-Ninurta II, King Gong of Zhou, Hadadezer, and Ben-Hadad I.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Elijah ranks 5 out of 389Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Saint Peter (-1), and John the Baptist (-20). After him are Ramesses II (-1303), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), and Jonah (-850).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Elijah ranks 5Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Saint Peter (-1), and John the Baptist (-20). After him are Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), Jonah (-850), and Matthew the Apostle (10).