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John the Evangelist

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John the Evangelist (Greek: Ἰωάννης, translit. Iōánnēs; Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ; Ge'ez: ዮሐንስ; Arabic: يوحنا الإنجيلي, Latin: Ioannes, Hebrew: יוחנן Coptic: ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ or ⲓⲱ̅ⲁ) is the name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of John. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John the Evangelist has received more than 1,098,276 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John the Evangelist is the 180th most popular writer (up from 182nd in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Israel (up from 40th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Writer.

John the Evangelist is most famous for writing the Gospel of John, which is the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament.

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  • 41

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  • 9.58

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  • 2.29

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Among writers, John the Evangelist ranks 180 out of 5,755Before him are J. D. Salinger, Petronius, Lope de Vega, Diogenes Laërtius, Dale Carnegie, and Constantine VII. After him are Juvenal, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Georges Simenon, Sigrid Undset, François-René de Chateaubriand, and John Steinbeck.

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Among people born in 10, John the Evangelist ranks 4Before him are Matthew the Apostle, Mark the Evangelist, and Hero of Alexandria. After him are Saint Eustace, Tigellinus, Antonius Felix, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Vardanes I, Gotarzes II of Parthia, and Minjung of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 100, John the Evangelist ranks 11Before him are Bartholomew the Apostle, Josephus, Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Salome, and Zechariah. After him are Zacchaeus, Caiaphas, Longinus, Barabbas, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Herodias.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, John the Evangelist ranks 34 out of 430Before him are Simon the Zealot (1), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Bathsheba (-3500), Goliath (-1060), and Eusebius (265). After him are Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), and Benjamin Netanyahu (1949).

Among WRITERS In Israel

Among writers born in Israel, John the Evangelist ranks 1After him are Amos Oz (1939), Edward Said (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), David Grossman (1954), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Justus of Tiberias (35), May Ziade (1886), Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), and Meir Shalev (1948).