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Isaiah (UK: or US: ; Hebrew: יְשַׁעְיָהוּ‎, Yəšaʿyāhū, "God is Salvation"), also known as Isaias, was the 8th-century BC Israelite prophet after whom the Book of Isaiah is named.Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and the actual prophet Isaiah is complicated. The traditional view is that all 66 chapters of the book of Isaiah were written by one man, Isaiah, possibly in two periods between 740 BC and c. 686 BC, separated by approximately 15 years, and that the book includes dramatic prophetic declarations of Cyrus the Great in the Bible, acting to restore the nation of Israel from Babylonian captivity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaiah has received more than 3,420,381 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 63 in 2019). Isaiah is the 80th most popular religious figure (down from 47th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Israel (down from 19th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Isaiah is most famous for his writings in the Old Testament, which are believed to have been written between 740 and 680 BC. Isaiah is thought to have been a prophet, and he is one of the most quoted prophets in the New Testament.

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Among religious figures, Isaiah ranks 80 out of 2,238Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Leo X, Girolamo Savonarola, Ezekiel, Mark the Evangelist, and Romulus Augustulus. After him are Pope Pius X, Hasan ibn Ali, Philip the Apostle, Pope Benedict XV, Jude the Apostle, and Saint Anne.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Isaiah ranks 3Before him are Homer and Hesiod. After him are Lycurgus of Sparta, Amos, Hezekiah, Manasseh of Judah, Esarhaddon, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Jotham of Judah, and Titus Tatius. Among people deceased in 700 BC, Isaiah ranks 2Before him is Hesiod. After him are Gyges of Lydia, Tyrtaeus, Achaemenes, Jehoahaz of Judah, Cylon of Athens, Perdiccas I of Macedon, Ariaramnes, Callinus, Shebitku, and Theopompus of Sparta.

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Among people born in Israel, Isaiah ranks 22 out of 430Before him are Saul (-1079), Mary Magdalene (-10), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), and Ezekiel (-621). After him are Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Ariel Sharon (1928), Salome (14), and Simon the Zealot (1).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Isaiah ranks 20Before him are Saul (-1079), Mary Magdalene (-10), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), and Ezekiel (-621). After him are Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), and Judas Maccabeus (-200).