RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Jonah

850 BC - 810 BC

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Jonah or Jonas, son of Amittai, is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran, from Gath-hepher of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BCE. Jonah is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, which details his reluctance in delivering God's judgement on the city of Nineveh, and then his subsequent, albeit begrudged, return to the divine mission after he is swallowed by a large sea creature. In Judaism, the story of Jonah represents the teaching of teshuva, which is the ability to repent and be forgiven by God. In the New Testament, Jesus calls himself "greater than Jonah" and promises the Pharisees "the sign of Jonah", which is his resurrection. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonah has received more than 3,036,553 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Jonah is the 29th most popular religious figure (up from 36th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Israel (up from 15th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Jonah is most famous for being swallowed by a giant fish.

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  • 3.0M

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  • 85.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Jonah ranks 29 out of 2,272Before him are Abu Bakr, Pope Benedict XVI, Mary Magdalene, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, and James, son of Zebedee. After him are Matthew the Apostle, Pope John Paul I, John the Apostle, Pope Pius XII, 14th Dalai Lama, and Isaac.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 850 BC, Jonah ranks 1After him are Jeroboam II, King Li of Zhou, King Xuan of Zhou, Shoshenq V, King Yi of Zhou, Marduk-zakir-shumi I, and Marduk-balassu-iqbi. Among people deceased in 810 BC, Jonah ranks 1After him are Shamshi-Adad V and Ishpuini of Urartu.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Jonah ranks 12 out of 389Before him are Ramesses II (-1303), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and James, son of Zebedee (1). After him are Matthew the Apostle (10), Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), and Thomas the Apostle (1).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Jonah ranks 11Before him are Elijah (-1000), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and James, son of Zebedee (1). After him are Matthew the Apostle (10), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Isaiah (-800).