John the Evangelist

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John the Evangelist (Greek: Ἰωάννης, translit. Iōánnēs; Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ; Arabic: يوحنا الإنجيلي, Hebrew: יוחנן האוונגליסט 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 1,048,040 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. John the Evangelist is the 182nd most popular writer (down from 175th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Israel (down from 37th 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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Among writers, John the Evangelist ranks 182 out of 5,794Before him are Constantine VII, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Terence, Naguib Mahfouz, John Milton, and Ahmad ibn Hanbal. After him are Diogenes Laërtius, Khalil Gibran, Georges Simenon, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, and Stéphane Mallarmé.

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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, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Gotarzes II of Parthia, Calgacus, and Vardanes I. Among people deceased in 100, John the Evangelist ranks 11Before him are Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, Josephus, Salome, Zechariah, and Elizabeth. After him are Caiaphas, Longinus, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Barabbas, and Zacchaeus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, John the Evangelist ranks 40 out of 389Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), and Mahmoud Abbas (1935). After him are Eusebius (265), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Saint Matthias (1), Deborah (-1199), and Reuven Rivlin (1939).

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), May Ziade (1886), Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), Etgar Keret (1967), and Meir Shalev (1948).