100 BC - 10 BC

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Joachim (; Hebrew: יְהוֹיָקִים‎ 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 apocryphal Gospel of James. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim has received more than 923,398 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Joachim is the 160th most popular religious figure (up from 198th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Israel (up from 41st in 2019) and the 30th 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 160 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Leo XI, Pope Urban VI, Pope Julius III, Pope Innocent XI, Ānanda, and Joseph of Arimathea. After him are Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope Honorius III, Pope Callixtus III, Saint Blaise, Pope Alexander VIII, and Pope Benedict XII.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Joachim ranks 6Before him are Julius Caesar, Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Saint Anne. After him are Elizabeth, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Cornelius Nepos, Gamaliel, 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 389Before him are Herod Antipas (-20), Saint Christopher (220), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), Jeremiah (-650), and Joseph of Arimathea (100). After him are Mahmoud Abbas (1935), John the Evangelist (10), Eusebius (265), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), and Saint Matthias (1).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Joachim ranks 30Before him are Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Saint Christopher (220), Jeremiah (-650), and Joseph of Arimathea (100). After him are Saint Matthias (1), Saint Veronica (1), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Barabbas (1), Penitent thief (-18), and Rabbi Akiva (50).