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Joachim (; Hebrew: יהויקים Yəhōyāqīm, "he whom Yahweh has set up"; Greek Ἰωακείμ Iōākeím) was, according to Christian tradition, the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The story of Joachim and Anne first appears in the Biblical apocryphal Gospel of James. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim has received more than 1,101,879 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Joachim is the 225th most popular religious figure (down from 160th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Israel and the 24th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Joachim is most famous for his prediction that Jesus would return in 1866.

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Among religious figures, Joachim ranks 225 out of 2,238Before him are Cyprian, Pope Boniface IV, Charles Borromeo, Pope Clement IV, Pope Pelagius I, and Pope John XV. After him are Pope Adeodatus I, Pope Joan, Pope Benedict XIII, Pope John VIII, Saint Patrick, and Pope Eugene III.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Joachim ranks 7Before him are Julius Caesar, Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, and Elizabeth. After him are Crixus, Herodias, Cornelius Nepos, Simon of Cyrene, Cleopatra V of Egypt, and Ambiorix. Among people deceased in 10 BC, Joachim ranks 1After him is Aenesidemus.

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Among people born in Israel, Joachim ranks 38 out of 430Before him are Goliath (-1060), Eusebius (265), John the Evangelist (10), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), and Mahmoud Abbas (1935). After him are Joseph of Arimathea (100), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Hezekiah (-800), Procopius (500), and Jeroboam (-1000).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Joachim ranks 24Before him are Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), and Simon the Zealot (1). After him are Joseph of Arimathea (100), Judas Maccabeus (-200), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), Micah (-737), and Joel (-1).