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James, son of Alphaeus

10 BC - 62

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James, son of Alphaeus (Greek: Ἰάκωβος, Iakōbos; Aramaic: ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܪ ܚܠܦܝ; Hebrew: יעקב בן חלפי Ya'akov ben Halfai; Coptic: ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃⲟⲥ ⲛⲧⲉ ⲁⲗⲫⲉⲟⲥ; Arabic: يعقوب بن حلفى, romanized: Ya'qūb bin Halfā) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, appearing under this name in all three of the Synoptic Gospels' lists of the apostles. He is generally identified with James the Less (Greek Ἰάκωβος ὁ μικρός Iakōbos ho mikros, Mark 15:40) and commonly known by that name in church tradition. He is also labelled "the Minor", "the Little", "the Lesser", or "the Younger", according to translation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James, son of Alphaeus has received more than 649,996 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). James, son of Alphaeus is the 332nd most popular religious figure (up from 479th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Israel (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

James, son of Alphaeus is most famous for being one of the twelve apostles.

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  • 45

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  • 9.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, James, son of Alphaeus ranks 332 out of 2,238Before him are Ubba, Pope Martin I, Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Nicholas IV, Pope Damasus II, and Ephrem the Syrian. After him are Barabbas, Philip Neri, Pope Eugene I, Pope Benedict I, Pope Eutychian, and Pope Adeodatus II.

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Among people born in 10 BC, James, son of Alphaeus ranks 3Before him are Claudius and Mary Magdalene. After him is Lucius Vitellius the Elder. Among people deceased in 62, James, son of Alphaeus ranks 1After him are James the Less, Claudia Octavia, Persius, Sextus Afranius Burrus, and Porcius Festus.

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Among people born in Israel, James, son of Alphaeus ranks 49 out of 430Before him are Procopius (500), Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), Daniel Kahneman (1934), Judas Maccabeus (-200), and Amos Oz (1939). After him are Barabbas (1), Herodias (-100), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Micah (-737), Dinah (-1700), and Joel (-1).


Among religious figures born in Israel, James, son of Alphaeus ranks 27Before him are Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), and Judas Maccabeus (-200). After him are Barabbas (1), Micah (-737), Joel (-1), Nehemiah (-490), Ahmed Yassin (1937), and Annas (-22).